Under Fire (1926)

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Despite a lackluster budget (furnished by Gower Gulch entrepreneur J. Charles Davis), hit-or-miss direction (Clifford Elfelt), and a leading man whose resemblance to silent-screen comic Larry Semon definitely worked against him, Under Fire managed to entertain its target audience of mostly children. Bill Patton starred as an officer falsely accused of cowardice and discharged from the cavalry. Adrift, our hero hooks up with an old prospector, falls for the old man's daughter (Jean Arthur) and manages to redeem himself by saving the fort from an impending Indian attack. For budgetary reasons, most of the Indian action took place off-screen, and a very young brunette Jean Arthur looked rather uncomfortable in her few clinches with the awkward Patton.



accusation, bad-guy, coward, cowboy, friendship, good-guy, love, officer, rescue, romance