Thoroughbred (1916)

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Stalwart silent screen leading man William Russell starred in this robust melodrama as Kelso Hamilton, a stock trader framed for cheating in cards by his fiancé's secretary, George Carewe (Roy Stewart). In complete disgrace, Hamilton purchases a ranch in the west, which succeeds despite attacks from bandits. Meanwhile, fiancé Angela Earle (Charlotte Burton) acquires a copper mine nearby, but the insidious Carewe plots to take over the operation by stirring up labor troubles among the Mexican miners. Barricaded in the manager's home, Angela is rescued in the nick of time by Kelso Hamilton, who arrives to bring Carewe and his minions to justice. A major star of the 1910s, Russell was married to one of his leading ladies, future publicist Helen Ferguson. The former professional athlete died at the young age of 44 in 1929.