The Light of Western Stars (1925)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Veteran Western director William K. Howard does a solid job with this routine Zane Grey story. Jack Holt, Billie Dove, and Noah Beery Sr., who starred together in Wanderers of the Wasteland, appear together again. Madeline Hammond (Dove), the sister of ranchman Al Hammond (William Scott), arrives from the East. Gene Stewart, a rough and rowdy cowboy (Holt), convinces Madeline to marry him while he is on a drunken spree. Madeline sets out to reform him, and he sets out to rid their little section of the West of a band of outlaws. Stewart finds a formidable opponent in Brand, the bandit leader (Beery), who torments him, Madeline, and Hammond. Eventually the trio are rescued by a group of cowpunchers and Brand meets his end. This story was filmed twice more, in 1930 and 1940. Beery's son, Noah Beery Jr., had a supporting role in the 1940 version.

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cowboy, damsel-in-distress, kidnapping, love, rescue, romance, victim