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A Made-To-Order Hero (1928)

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Cast overview:
Ted Wells ...
Bert Lane
Marjorie Bonner ...
Margery Murray
Pearl Sindelar ...
Aunt Saphronia
Jack Pratt ...
Fred Van Ralt
Ben Corbett ...
Babbling Ben (as Benny Corbett)
Gilbert Holmes ...
Peewee (as Peewee Holmes)
Scotty Mattraw ...
Richard L'Estrange ...
Lazy (as Dick L'Strange)


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Release Date:

3 June 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um HerĂ³i de Encomenda  »

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1.33 : 1
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Good Comedy Western
17 May 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ted Wells was a late silent cowboy star, starring in some decent Hoot Gibson knockoffs when he made this comedy. He and Margery Bonner are in love but her aunt insists she marry either a society man or a hero, so his hands decide that he will be a made-to-order hero.... but society man Jack Pratt keeps getting the credit. Although Wells lacks the easy-going charm of Hoot Gibson, his stiffness is, if not a conscious acting choice, suited to this role.

Westerns long remained one of the most conservative genres of movies, second only to trailers, and this one is no exception. Wells is often shown riding in irised shots, unusual outside of westerns by this period.

Although this will not win new fans for silent B westerns, if you are interested in the genre and don't have access to any Hoot Gibson efforts, this one boasts a decent story and some fun titles.

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