Those of us who delight in Tom Mix' ambitious Fox silent features with their great stunts and carefully considered plots or even those who know his last rather grim sound films - DESTRY , THE MIRACLE RIDER etc. are always shocked when they see the shorts he did with Col. Selig at the start of the stars career.
LEGAL ADVICE has the new lady lawyer causing great interest among the local cow pokes, who shove Tom out of the way to get to her. He's advised that, if he got into trouble with the law, her duty would be to have him paroled into her care, so he shoots up the town with a long gun and is hauled into court. There the lady's soppy husband shows up, causing a fainting fit among the jury and Tom to shoot himself - ho ho.
Basic staging and interiors filmed in out of doors sets, with the wind so strong that Victoria Forde has to hold down her skirt in one office shot. A curiosity and passably amusing at this length.
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