Trail of the Horse Thieves (1929)

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In one of his final silent Westerns for FBO, Tom Tyler plays a drifter who is chased into the desert by a gang of rustlers and left to die in a sand storm. Blinded by the storm, Vic Stanley (Tyler) is rescued by Clint Taggart (Harry O'Connor) and his daughter Amy (Bee Amann) who nurse him back to health. Determined to punish the rustlers, who he never actually saw because of his momentary blindness, Vic follows several leads before discovering the whereabouts of their leader, a character known as "The Eagle" (Barney Furey). The rustler, who has been masquerading as a leading citizen, is betrayed by his distinctive voice. To its detriment and eventual demise, FBO discontinued their Western units in favor of static stage adaptations shortly after this film.