The Phantom Rider (1929)

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It's the Hatfields and the McCoys out West again in this commonplace silent western from poverty-row company Syndicate. The strapping Tom Tyler and Australian-born Lotus Thompson star as Romeo and Juliet of the sagebrush, teaming up despite their feuding families in order to defeat the murderous Phantom Rider (played with his usual aplomb by inveterate Bad Guy Harry Woods). When the old, declining FBO scrapped its western unit at the dawn of sound and merged into the newly established RKO, the company's roster of cowboy stars, including Tyler, moved over to veteran director J.P. McGowan's Syndicate Film Exchange, a company that maintained a production of silent westerns longer than perhaps anyone else.



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