The Man From Nowhere (1921)

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This Jack Hoxie Western -- one of a series he did for producer Benjamin F. Wilson -- was directed by Francis Ford, elder brother of John Ford. Mining partners Burton Clay (Hoxie) and Duke Fuller (Fred Moore) are both in love with Agnes (Pansy Porter). Agnes, for her part, favors Clay. Fuller jumps a claim and sells it for ten thousand dollars, but Clay insists on giving the money to the widow of the claim's former owner. Fuller, angry at losing both the money and the girl, tells Agnes that Clay has been romancing the widow. She becomes jealous and agrees to run off with Fuller, Clay spends the next several years searching for Agnes and finally happens on a dancehall run by Dan Fountain, which is really an alias of Fuller's. Fuller has handed his child over to a neighbor's care and forced Agnes to work in his dancehall. Clay winds up rooming at the neighbor's and discovers the whole story. He and Agnes meet once again, and Fuller angrily fights him. The town drunkard (Ford), long abused by Fuller, kills him, so Clay and Agnes are free to reunite.