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An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short, Family | 2 May 1920 (USA)
Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.


Hal Roach


Frank Terry (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The Boy
Mildred Davis ... The Girl
Noah Young Noah Young ... Tiger Lip Tompkins, The Bully


A young New Yorker is the bane of his Christian parent's existence because of his constant carousing and partying at all hours. As such, his father decides to send the young man to live at ranch of his uncle in Piute Pass in the wild west to get him away from the New York temptations that lead to this unwanted behavior. Before he even gets to the ranch, the young man gets into one misadventure after another using his New York sensibilities in Piute Pass. His primary misadventure involves a sweet young ingénue, the two who fall for each other at first sight. Her father is being held captive by "Tiger Lip" Tompkins, who owns half the county and bullies the rest with his band called the Masked Angels. The ransom is her womanly favors to him. The young man tries to help free the father so that the young man and the ingénue can live happily ever after together, which does not sit well with Tiger Lip and the Masked Angels. Written by Huggo

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Listed in the cast: The time - several thousand cocktails before the prohibition hour. See more »


At 23:45 into the movie, The Boy is being chased by the Masked Angels. For a couple of minutes, his hat disappears and then reappears on his head. See more »


Title card: The little town of Piute Pass. It's considered bad form to shoot the same man twice on the same day.
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simple physical comedy
10 August 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Harold Lloyd plays an aimless New York playboy. He's supposed to be studying at the YMCA but instead, he's dancing at the nightclubs. In frustration, his father sends him to his uncle's ranch in the wild, wild west. In the town of Piute Pass, he is taken with a local gal. Her father is being held prisoner by local thug "Tiger Lip" Tompkins. Tompkins owns half the town and leads the Masked Angels.

This early Hal Roach short has his best act Lloyd doing his every man. It's not quite a nice innocent guy but he's plenty likeable. The plot is simple. It's a weak easterner trying to make it in the tough old west. There are some simple action stunt sequences. It has good slapstick fun. It is a short which limits any complexity. This is a simple physical comedy.

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Release Date:

2 May 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Eastern Westerner See more »

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Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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(Turner library print)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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