The Ranchman's Nerve (1911)

The sheriff who is leading a posse to find an outlaw is wounded and the other men lose their nerve. Only one man shows he has the nerve for the job, and he captures the outlaw single-handedly and without a gun.


Allan Dwan




Credited cast:
J. Warren Kerrigan ... Bob Steele
Pauline Bush ... Lottie Peters
Jack Richardson ... Fred Peters
Louise Lester ... Mrs. Peters - the Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete Morrison ... (as George Morrison)
George Periolat


Fred Peters leaves his home and intercepts the express rider on the lonely mountain road, making away with a rich haul. The express rider hurries to the sheriff's office and notifies him; a posse is formed and they start in pursuit. Safely hidden among the rocks the "terror" fires, wounding one of the deputies in the arm. After this catastrophe the posse return, their ardor cooled to take the "bad man" of the mountains. Arrived at the sheriff's office, the express rider binds up the injured arm. The sheriff announced that he needs a man of nerve to lead the posse and the express rider agrees to find the man. Going to the general store, where the boys are loitering, he takes a corner of his handkerchief in his mouth and dares any man to fight him with a Bowie, holding the other corner of the handkerchief in his mouth. Nobody accepts the challenge. Bob Steele comes up and offers to fight him any style. Taking up the other corner of the handkerchief in his mouth, he attacks the express ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 July 1911 (USA) See more »

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