The Kick Back (1922)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Veteran western star Harry Carey came up with the story of The Kick Back -- ranch owner battles villains attempting to take over his valuable property -- while George Edwardes-Hall, an old hand at this sort of thing, wrote the screenplay. In this above-average silent western, Carey plays "White Horse" Harry Redding, whose scheming neighbor (Henry B. Walthall) accuses him of cattle rustling during a buying expedition to Mexico. The federales believe the accusations, and "White Horse" finds himself in a Mexican jail. A kind senorita (Mogninne Golden) helps him escape, but a lynching party is awaiting him at the homestead. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, are on to Walthall's schemes and arrive in the nick of time to prevent a grave injustice. Freed of all suspicions, Carey proposes to his girl (Ethel Grey Terry). Leading lady Terry is perhaps best remembered as the heroine in Lon Chaney's The Penalty (1920).



arrest, cowboy, escape, help, horse, justice, Mexico, native, ranch, ranger [military], secrets