Water Rustlers (1939)
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The story is fairly standard otherwise, as Silver Creek Mining Enterprises owner Weylan (Stanley Price) dams off a section of river denying water to the local ranchers and cattlemen. Taking the high road, Shirley Martin (Page) and her neighbors take Weylan to court, but when a number of them are intimidated against testifying, the remaining ranchers decide to take matters into their own hands. With Miss Martin and foreman Lawson (O'Brien) in the lead, the locals set dynamite charges near the base of the dam, and during a shootout between the opposing sides, they use the old 'fall on the dynamite plunger' trick to set off the blast that brings water back to Silver Creek.
What's interesting about the picture is that the standard heroics that usually go to the male cowboy hero are performed by Miss Page, the riding and roping, and as part of the finale, saving Lawson from drowning by throwing him a lasso and hauling him in. Quite honestly, O'Brien's character didn't have that much to do in the picture, although he did acquit himself well in your standard brawl against a couple of the baddies at one point. By the time the picture's over, you don't get the idea so much that Lawson won over his sweetheart, but that it happened the other way around.
Seeing as how the tables were turned in this Western with the leading man a lady, another one you might try is 1948's "The Hawk of Powder River". In that one, Jennifer Holt is the leader of an outlaw gang and gets to mix it up with Eddie Dean and Roscoe Ates. It's a bit of an over the top role for Holt, who enjoyed it so much it wound up being her favorite picture.