The Thoroughbred (1922)

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Helen Gibson was so much the outdoorsy, cowgirl type that she looked uncomfortable impersonating a dance hall girl, as she has to do at one point during this low-budget oater. She's much better at showing off her riding skills, which she gets to do several times. Gibson's role is the daughter of Pop Martin, the town sheriff. Pop becomes ill and is unable to track down the bandit who has robbed the bank. To keep her father's badge from being taken away, Helen offers to search for the varmint in her father's place. She turns down the help of one of the young men, but he follows her anyway. Helen finds the bad guys' hideout, and disguises herself as a dance hall girl at the local saloon so that she can find out more information. She holds up the bandit in his cave, and the young man who has been following her proves to be very helpful. The bandit is brought to justice and the reputation of Helen's father is saved.