Without Compromise (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This contrived and complicated tale of crooked politics would have been a poor vehicle for William Farnum if not for his stellar supporting cast. Although Sheriff Dick Leighton (Farnum) loves Jean Ainsworth (Lois Wilson), he is at odds with her father David Ainsworth (Robert McKim), a senator more interested in power than in honest government. When the guardian of Nora Foster (Alma Bennett) dies, the girl is left in Leighton's care, but she is murdered by Cass Blake (Fred Kohler). Blake is seriously wounded when he is captured by the sheriff's posse. In order to make Leighton look bad, Ainsworth sends a lynch mob after Blake, knowing that the sheriff will be compelled to protect him.