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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

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Howard Truesdale ...
Owner of the Diamond Bar Ranch
Kathleen Myers ...
His Daughter
Ray Thompson ...
The Foreman
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A young man who doesn't find a job in his small hometown, tries his luck in New York, but is overwelmed by the life of the city, so decides to try his luck somewhere else after a only a few minutes in New York. He falls off a train near a ranch, where he tries his luck as a cowbowy, being in his own way very sucessful. But he shows what he can do when the farm has to bring a 100 head of cattle to the slaughterhouses of Los Angeles to avoid going bankrupt, against the will of his neighbour who wants a better price. After a shoot-out with the neighbour's men he's the only person on a Los Angeles bound train with 1000 cows.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Comedy | Western

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1 November 1925 (USA)  »

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle plays the woman in the department store, but only in long shot. Close ups show the part to be played by Babe London. See more »

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[first lines]
General store owner: [to Friendless] I'll give you a dollar sixty five for the whole business.
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One of Buster's best, but most obscure films
28 October 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This really is a hidden gem. For those of you familiar with Buster's technical wizardry in films like "The General" and "Sherlock Jr.", this film will be a revelation. You will be able to witness an entirely different side of Buster Keaton, that of Keaton the actor. His wary calm in this film is perfectly matched to the story of an unlucky drifter who finds himself working on a dude ranch in California. This film features one of Buster's best performances, and a most unusual leading lady. A treat for everyone, but Keaton fans especially.


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