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The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

Colonel William Ryan, a ranch owner, in the Lone Star State, has named his only daughter Texas. Jack Parker, a devil-may-care cowpuncher, loves only two things, one is his horse and the ... See full summary »

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William Ryno ... Jose Mandero (as William Rhino)
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Colonel William Ryan, a ranch owner, in the Lone Star State, has named his only daughter Texas. Jack Parker, a devil-may-care cowpuncher, loves only two things, one is his horse and the other a photograph of Texas Ryan, whom he has never seen. He has named his horse "Dream Girl" after the girl of the photograph. After several years in an eastern college, Texas return home. Her father is happy and she is idolized by the cowboys of the ranch. Antonio Moreno is the head of a band of cattle rustlers. His lieutenant, "Dice" McAllister, a former road agent, uses his office as marshal as a cloak for unlawful deeds. Moreno and McAllister have long plotted to secure Ryan's wealth, and Moreno resolves to pay court to the girl. In the "Last Chance" saloon and dance hall a shooting scrape occurs. Jack Parker, enemy of McAllister, is charged as being an accessory. Harsh words are exchanged and Parker overcomes McAllister in a desperate conflict, and then crosses the border until the disturbance ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 February 1917 (USA)  »

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Light of Western Stars  »

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Originally based on Zane Grey's novel :The Light of Western Stars"; using that title, the film was made without authorization from Grey. After a court injunction, the filmmakers restructured the story and changed the title. See more »

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Good Tom Mix movie
20 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Tom Mix western movies that I have were contemporary for their time. This movie was made in 1917 and the setting is 1917. I particularly liked the low key humor. Maybe they had to; no laugh track. This movie was no ground breaker, but except for Buck Jones, I don't know any other cowboy who could come close to Tom Mix as the personification of the upright western good guy. I also kind of liked the way the purty girl saved Tom instead of the other way around.


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