A Hero on Horseback (1927)

Western | 10 July 1927

Director:

Del Andrews

Cinematographer:

Harry Neumann

Production Designer:

David Garber

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

An item in the Sep 1925 Photoplay reported that an earlier title for this film was Daughter of the Dons. ... More Less

An item in the Sep 1925 Photoplay reported that an earlier title for this film was Daughter of the Dons. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Jul 1927.
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Reading Eagle
23 Mar 1928
p. 30.
Variety
13 Jul 1927.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Bread Upon the Waters" by Peter B. Kyne in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Sep 1923).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Daughter of the Dons
Release Date:
10 July 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 July 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 June 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24135
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,551
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Billy Garford, a happy-go-lucky cowboy, loses at the gaming table most of the $500 lent him by rancher J. D. Starbuck and invests $50 for a grubstake with Jimmie Breeze, an old prospector. Billy hires himself out to Starbuck and becomes infatuated with his daughter, Ollie, but is fired when his courtship is discovered. Jimmie returns with a big strike and with Billy buys out a local banker. Billy hires Ollie as secretary, though this riles Harvey Grey, the cashier who considers himself engaged to her. Grey robs the bank, but Billy is suspected on the basis of numerous IOU's. While Billy pursues Grey, Ollie has inadvertently been locked in the bank vault; Billy returns with the money and rescues ... +


Billy Garford, a happy-go-lucky cowboy, loses at the gaming table most of the $500 lent him by rancher J. D. Starbuck and invests $50 for a grubstake with Jimmie Breeze, an old prospector. Billy hires himself out to Starbuck and becomes infatuated with his daughter, Ollie, but is fired when his courtship is discovered. Jimmie returns with a big strike and with Billy buys out a local banker. Billy hires Ollie as secretary, though this riles Harvey Grey, the cashier who considers himself engaged to her. Grey robs the bank, but Billy is suspected on the basis of numerous IOU's. While Billy pursues Grey, Ollie has inadvertently been locked in the bank vault; Billy returns with the money and rescues her. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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