The Killer (1921)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Cinema veteran Benjamin B. Hampton produced this fanciful silent western starring his wife Claire Adams as a girl forced to marry the man she suspects killed her father. When she refuses, she is virtually kept a prisoner along with kid-brother Frankie Lee until a handsome stranger (Jack Conway) rescues them. Played more as a romantic melodrama than a rough-and-tumble western adventure, The Killer benefited from a thoroughly believable turn by character actor Frank Campeau as the villain. Leading man Conway later enjoyed a long, fruitful career as a house director at MGM.



child, death, killing, man, neighbor, partner, ranch