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Ranson's Folly (1926)

Passed  -  Adventure | Drama | Romance  -  30 May 1926 (USA)
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U. S. Cavalry Lieutenant Ranson belittles the exploits of a bandit known as "The Red Rider," and boasts to his fellow officers that he could hold up a stagecoach with a pair of scissors. ... See full summary »

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Mary Cahill
Anders Randolf ...
The Post Trader
Pat Hartigan ...
Sgt. Clancy
William Bailey ...
Lt. Crosby (as William Norton Bailey)
Brooks Benedict ...
Lt. Curtis
C.C. Smith ...
Col. Bolland (as Col. C.C. Smith USA)
Pauline Neff ...
Mrs. Bolland
Billie Bennett ...
Mrs. Truesdale
Frank Coffyn ...
Post Adjutant
Hans Joby ...
Judge Advocate (as Capt. John S. Peters USA)
Taylor N. Duncan ...
Capt. Carr (as Taylor Duncan)
J.C. Fowler ...
Col. Patten (as Jack Fowler)
Edward W. Borman ...
Pop Henderson (as E.W. Borman)
Bud Pope ...
Abe Fisher
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U. S. Cavalry Lieutenant Ranson belittles the exploits of a bandit known as "The Red Rider," and boasts to his fellow officers that he could hold up a stagecoach with a pair of scissors. And rides out and does so. But the next day, the postmaster, returning from a neighboring town, is also held up and his bodyguard is killed. Ranson is arrested on suspicion and placed on trial. But at the trial suspicion point to Cahill, post trader, and father of Ranson's sweetheart, Mary. In order to save him, Ranson pleads guilty but, in return and knowing that his daughter loves Ranson, Cahill admits he is "The Red Rider." Meanwhile, the real "Red Rider" is still at large. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Barthelmess and Olcott Play it Safe
7 May 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In the adventurous 1880s, gallant young U.S. Cavalryman Richard Barthelmess (as Ranson) fights Native American Indians, and courts pretty Dorothy Mackaill (as Mary Cahill), daughter of "Post Trader" Anders Randolf (as George Cahill). His fun-loving antics get him in trouble when Mr. Barthelmess masquerades as "The Red Rider", a bandit terrorizing the countryside. Then, when the real masked "Red Rider" commits a robbery and murder, Barthelmess is arrested for the crimes. Due to a shady past, Mr. Randolf also becomes a suspect. Poor Ms Mackaill may see either beau Barthelmess or daddy Randolf hanged! - A staid and safe offering from a big star (Barthelmess) and name director (Olcott).

***** Ranson's Folly (5/30/26) Sidney Olcott ~ Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Anders Randolf


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