The Raiders (1921)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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The rugged Franklyn Farnum stars in this tale of Northwest bootleggers. Two revenuers, Fitzgerald (Farnum) and Herrick (Bud Osborne), are on the trail of a gang of whiskey smugglers who are led by Hank Nelson (John Hatfield) and his son. Before he heads off to track down Nelson, Herrick says good-bye to his sweetheart, Honey Moore (Claire Windsor), whose father (Frederick Soult) owns the Medicine Creek Ranch. Herrick mentions to Honey that he thinks this new assignment may be his last. The conversation is overheard by Bob Thiele (Vester Pegg), who also loves Honey, and who decides to make Herrick's premonition come true. Shortly afterwards, Herrick is found shot to death. It is up to Fitzgerald to track down the smugglers, and he also becomes determined to find Herrick's killer. He discovers it is Thiele, and traces him to a cabin, where he has imprisoned Honey. Fitzgerald rescues the girl, and Thiele is struck by lightning and killed.



bootlegging, love, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), romance, smuggling