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Big Stakes (1922)

 -  Western  -  15 August 1922 (USA)
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Chasing a steer across the border a cowboy meets a senorita and stays on making the Mexican Captian jealous. When the Captain plans to have the cowboy killed, the cowboy gets the Captain to... See full summary »

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J.B. Warner ...
Jim Gregory (as James B. Warner)
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Señorita Mercedes Aloyez (as Eleanor Fair)
Les Bates ...
Bully Brand
Willie Mae Carson ...
Mary Moore (as Wilamae Carson)
Hilliard Karr ...
Sidekick Skinny Fargo (as H.S. Karr)
R. Henry Grey ...
El Capitán Montoya (as Robert H. Grey)
Ethelbert Knott ...
Pascal (as A. Knott)
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Chasing a steer across the border a cowboy meets a senorita and stays on making the Mexican Captian jealous. When the Captain plans to have the cowboy killed, the cowboy gets the Captain to agree to a contest between jumping beans. When the cowboy wins he says he will let the senorita decide between the two. But first he rides off to rescue another girl held by the hooded Night Riders and the Captain follows to back him up. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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J.B. Warner Jumps the Fence
8 February 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Devil-may-care buckaroo J.B. Warner (as Jim Gregory) is torn between two pretty women: south-of-the-border Senorita Elinor Fair (as Mercedes Aloyez) catches his romantic eye - but, beautiful Caucasian waitress-in-distress Wilamae Carson (as Mary Moore) also captures his attention. Probably, the weakest part of the story involves how the women become a dilemma for Mr. Warner, because he is scripted to favor Ms. Fair almost exclusively; Ms. Moore unexpectedly attains an equal romantic status, later in the running. And, Warner's selection seems strangely xenophobic.

Despite its shortcomings, "Big Stakes" is an enjoyable, well-paced silent western. The handcuffed "big stake" opening leads a to few clever bits, and the cast performs them very well. The climax provides some old-fashioned D.W. Griffith-styled excitement. Tall-in-the-saddle Warner is comically supported by rotund ton-of-fun Hilliard Karr (as "Skinny" Fargo). This film provides a rare look at Warner, a western star who died unexpectedly. Les Bates and Robert Grey, the actors playing the two main villains, also died too soon.

****** Big Stakes (8/15/22) Clifford S. Elfelt ~ J.B. Warner, Elinor Fair, Hilliard Karr


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