Lone Rider (1922)

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A mysterious lone rider restores law and order in this low-budget silent Western produced, co-directed, and co-written by Victor Adamson. A fixture in obscure, barely released Western fare, Adamson often used the pseudonyms Denver Dixon, Art Mix, or William Mix. He was Denver Dixon in this film, which he wrote and directed with Fred Caldwell. Dixon played a hobo who stops nasty foreman "Bull" Davidson (Clyde McClary) from torturing a horse. The owner's daughter, Ruth Harrison (Alma Rayford), convinces her father to hire the stranger. That doesn't sit well with cattle rustler "Big" Greeves (Charles Force) who tries to frame the new foreman. Ruth warns her father (Edward Heim) of Greeves' plans, and Harrison confronts the rustler and his henchman, the sheriff. A mysterious lone rider has been punishing evil-doers in the territory for a while, and he reappears to save old man Harrison from the villains. The mystery rider turns out to be the hobo who then reveals himself as a U.S. deputy marshall. Released by a minor company calling itself Rollo Sales Corporation, The Lone Rider never enjoyed nation wide distribution.