The Fighting Cheat (1926)

Genres - Action, Western  |  
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A very young brunette Jean Arthur provided romantic interest in this otherwise average low-budget Western from Lester F. Scott, Jr.'s Action Pictures stable. Wally Wales starred as a drifter who befriends wounded outlaw Ted Rackerby. Having promised to deliver a sack of gold to the man's family, Wales promptly falls for the daughter of the house (Arthur). The rest of the outlaw gang is naturally upset over the change of events and attempts to recover their loot. Happily, a reformed Rackerby arrives just in time with the sheriff's posse. Producer Scott released scores of technically adequate and fairly streamlined little oaters geared to the hinterlands, most of them directed by the promising Richard Thorpe. Thorpe would become a house director at M-G-M in the sound era, working with nearly everyone on the lot, from Johnny Weissmuller to Elvis Presley.



assistance, attack, con/scam, conflict, death, gangster, loot, love, mother, outlaw [Western], sheriff, sister