The Boy Rider (1927)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Western  |  
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FBO, a minor poverty-row company run by Presidential father Joseph P. Kennedy, cranked out a seemingly endless stream of low-budget oaters starring the likes of Bob Custer, Tom Tyler and Bob Steele. One of the most appealing personalities on the studio roster was freckled Buzz Barton, a 12-year-old boy rider who starred in the "Red Hepner" series. In this, the series premiere, orphaned Red stumbles into the den of a gang of cattle rustlers. He teams up with a cantankerous old-timer (Frank Rice, whose character, Hank Robbins, became a regular in the Hepner series), and the two manage not only to bring the rustlers to justice, but also rescue a cavalry officer's pretty daughter (Lorraine Eason) from her Mexican abductors. Supplying romantic interest for Eason was one Sam Nelson, who also functioned as an assistant director at FBO.



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