Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hard to think of Lionel Barrymore as a romantic lead, much less a young coward who makes good. Yet Barrymore plays both in the 1916 silent production Brand of Cowardice. Barrymore plays Cyril Hamilton, a chicken-hearted easterner who heads west. He makes up for his past misdeeds by rescuing a Cavalry colonel's daughter Grace Valentine from Mexican bandidos. Note: the "Robert Cummings" and "John Davidson" listed in the cast are not the talkie-era stars of the same name.
colonel, coward, damsel-in-distress, daughter, girl, kidnapping, love, man, milquetoast, outlaw [Western], rescue, victim, winner