The Shadow of Lightning Ridge (1921)

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Because of his athletic prowess, Snowy Baker was sometimes known as the "Australian Douglas Fairbanks." This action adventure was filmed Down Under, and it was Baker's second full-length feature. A bandit known as the Shadow (Baker) is terrorizing the Australian countryside -- actually he's mostly terrorizing just one man, rancher Edward Marriott (Wilfred Lucas, who also directed). the Shadow steals only from him, taking everything that Marriott values. In his biggest heist, the Shadow kidnaps Marriott's fiancée, Dorothy Harden (Brownie Vernon). It turns out that Dorothy is not all that upset at being abducted since she does not love Marriott. A jealous bar maid reveals the Shadow's hiding place and he is captured. He manages to escape so that he can rescue Dorothy from the danger she has found herself in. It's finally revealed that the Shadow has been harassing Marriott because he believes the man is his father, who had disgraced his mother many years before. The ranchman, however, turns out not to be his father, but his uncle. Although the situation is cleared up, the Shadow still gets to hang onto Dorothy, who has decided she loves him.