The Man from Hardpan (1927)

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Producing and directing his own films, Leo Maloney almost always used the talents of Ford I. Beebe to compose his scripts. Beebe knew every cliche in the book and used several of them in this minor western, which Maloney released through the Pathé organization. On the way to claim his inheritance, Maloney is held up by a villain who proceeds to take over his identity. Maloney himself, meanwhile, is jailed for the villain's crimes but is able to escape and capture the impostor. Beebe later used everything he learned from Maloney to embark on a long and fruitful career helming "B"-Westerns and such serials as Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) and The Green Hornet (1940).



claim, escape, identity, inheritance, outlaw [Western], ranch, secrets