The Western Rover (1927)

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Returning to the family ranch after a spell as a circus performer, Art Hayes (Art Acord) finds that a crooked ranch foreman (Albert J. Smith) has forced his father into bankruptcy. Hayes, however, unravels a cattle-rustling scheme, forces the villain to show his hand, and romances the neighbor's daughter (Ena Gregory AKA Marian Douglas). Veteran cowboy star Acord had an on-again, off-again relationship with Universal in the 1920s. An excessive drinker, the star was showing clear signs of deterioration by 1927, the beginning of a downhill slide that would end with his mysterious death (suicide? murder?) in Chihuahua, Mexico, January 4, 1931.



bad-guy, bankruptcy, circus-performer, cowboy, father, foreclosure, foreman, good-guy, love, ranch, reunion, romance, runaway [from home], rustler