Cast overview:
Jack Stanford
Otto Meyer ...
Stringy Hawkins (as Otto Myers)
Fred Holmes ...
Plump Parker
Harry Northrup ...
Lightning Cass
Jack P. Pierce ...
Bud Fitzroy (as Jack Pearce)
Ralph Yearsley ...
George Morgan
Mary Louise Montague ...
Morgans Child
Joseph W. Girard ...
George Hartford
Ruth Dwyer ...
Mary Hartford


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Release Date:

January 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gamblin' Fool  »

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(Out Door Day Clear B&W Indoor Day "Yellow Sepia")| ("indooe nite Orange Sepia Out door Nite Blue Sepia)| (tinted and toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Gambling Fool (1925) - Lost Silent ?
17 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Reckless young gambler, Jack Stanford ( Franklyn Farnum ) arrives in a desert town, gets into a game, and wins Morgan's ranch. A couple of swindlers named Lightning Cass ( Harry Northrup ) and Bud Fitzroy ( Jack Pearce ) kill Morgan ( Ralph Yearsley ), whose ranch they had hoped to obtain for its valuable water rights. Stanford finds Morgan's child left alone in the ranch-house and takes care of it. The child's young aunt, Mary Hartford ( Ruth Dwyer ), comes from the East and at first believes Stanford to be Morgan's murderer. Cass kills Fitzroy in a fight over Mary, and she comes to believe in Stanford's innocence. Cass and his men attack the Stanford Ranch, and Stanford and Mary fight them off until the sheriff's posse arrives. Cass is arrested for the murders of Morgan and Fitzroy, and Mary decides to stay in the West with her nephew and Stanford.

This 1925 silent western was produced by Independent Pictures, starring Franklyn Farnum. Sadly it may now be a lost silent film.

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