The American Toreador (1922)

Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Bill Patton, a minor Western star of the silent era, displays his cow-punching talents in a Spanish setting for this low-budget comedy-drama. After hearing about Spain's "bull throwers" and its vampy señoritas, Bill (Patton) decides to check the place out. He finds Spain every bit as wild as the West -- and then some -- so an old war pal, Mose (Sam Turner), offers his services as Bill's valet and protector (of course, it's Mose who needs protecting even worse than Bill). Bill falls hard for a señorita (Virginia Warwick) who is involved with Spain's champion toreador (Charles Guyton). Although Bill and the toreador come to blows, the real battle is in the bull ring. A bull pins the toreador to the ground, and Bill rushes to his aid. He takes care of the beast in true Western fashion. The rivalry continues, however, and after the toreador winds up much the worse for wear, Bill wins the señorita's hand.