Cowboy Tom O'Hara (Tom Mix), who has tired of the open spaces of the West, thinks that something is calling him to the city. He then says goodbye to his friends and heads to town riding his trusted horse, Tony. On the way, Tom rides into a circus and immediately comes to the aid of Jill (Virginia Marshall), a six-year-old circus performer who is being mistreated by her father. When Jill's dying mother asks Tom to take care of her little girl, he immediately agrees, and with the help of a circus clown, spirits the child away from her brutish father, whom Tom bests in a fight. Riding Tony, Tom and Jill jump aboard the baggage car of a passing train, where they encounter Alice Deering (Olive Borden), a pretty young woman who catches Tom's eye. Once in the city, after rescuing Alice from a runaway horse, Tom is given a job on the police force by August Deering (Tom Santschi), her grateful uncle. A short time later, Tom arrests a member of a gang of jewel thieves, but later is outwitted by the gang when they commit another large robbery. Baxter Barton (Bardson Bard), the leader of the gang, then kidnaps Alice, but she is rescued by Tom who finally brings the entire gang to justice and wins Alice's undying love.
This 1926 silent western/drama was produced and released by the Fox Film Corporation, starring the popular Tom Mix and Olive Borden. The survival status of My Own Pal is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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