BEST BAD MAN

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 PRESERVATION STATUS: RECENTLY RESTORED AND SHOWN AT CINEFEST AND NEW YORK'S FILM FORUM! 

Fox Film Corporation. Production:  1925.  November 29, 1925 (copyright: November 15, 1925; LP22023). Silent. black & white. 35mm. 5 reels, 4,983 ft.

Presented by William Fox. Directed by J.G. Blystone. Scenario: Lillie Hayward. Photographed by Dan Clark. Asst.Director: Jasper Blystone.

Cast: Tom Mix (Hugh Nichols), Buster Gardner (Hank Smith), Cyril Chadwick (Frank Dunlap), Clara Bow (Peggy Swain), Tom Kennedy (Dan Ellis), Frank Beal (Mr. Swain), Judy King (Molly Jones), Tom Wilson (Sam, the butler), Paul Panzer (sheriff), Tony (himself, a horse).

Western comedy-melodrama. Source: Max Brand, "Senor Jingle Bells," in Argosy All Story Weekly Mar4-Apr 1925.

Hugh Nichols, an absentee ranch owner, visits his Colorado properties in the guise of a peddler of musical instruments. He finds that his agent, Frank Dunlap, has been cheating him and obstructing the construction of a dam Hugh's father had promised the ranchers. Dunlap has also been trying to ruin Old Man Swain, whose daughter, Peggy, he covets. Hugh falls in love with Peppy, who is the leader of the irate ranchers. Dunlap dynamites the dam, trapping Peggy in the resulting flood. Hugh rescues Peggy with the aid of his horse, Tony, and Dunlap is arrested. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films".)

 


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