Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When cowboy Buck Thomas' (Buck Jones) beloved horse Silver is "drafted" into the Cavalry during WWI, Buck loyally joins up as well. Both master and horse eventually find themselves on the battlefields of France, where Buck's outfit is slated to be wiped out in a surprise attack by a German raiding party. Riding his horse across enemy lines, Buck manages to halt the ambush and capture the boche. In so doing, he wins the love of dimpled Red Cross nurse Audrey Evans (Lola Todd). One of the best of the Buck Jones silents, War Horse was co-scripted by Jones and director Lambert Hillyer.
war, ambush, army, cowboy, doctor/nurse, Germany, service