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Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Western | 6 July 1919 (USA)
Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.

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The mining town of Peaceful Vale is a rough place, and sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher can do little about it, since the town is ruled by Crooked Charley, the gambler. Charley runs Pierre the tavern keeper out of town, and takes Pierre's daughter Nell as his prisoner. But when Billy Blazes sees Charley's henchmen harassing Pierre, he rescues Pierre and then proceeds to confront Charley back at the tavern. Written by Snow Leopard

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Billy first points his pistol below the bad guy's waistband, but it is then above the waistband in the next shot. See more »

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Harold in the wild west

Hrold Lloyd is the fearless gunslinger Billy Blazes.His job is to safe the town of Peaceful Vale from Crooked Charley who has been ruling it through fear and violence.There's not too much help of the yellow sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher.The tavern keeper Pierre is ran out of town by Charley.He takes his pretty daughter Nell as his prisoner.So it's not only the town Billy has to safe.Hal Roach' Billy Blazes, Esq.(1919) is 13 minutes of fun and gags.Harold Lloyd makes a surprisingly believable western hero in this comedy.Bebe Daniels is a terrific western girl.It would be just right if Harold got the girl in the end.But does he? Watch the movie and find out.You also get to see another great silent comedian, Harry 'Snub' Pollard playing the Sheriff.He's very funny as this character who's afraid of gun shots and crooks.This group offers you some some good laughs.


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