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  • Decent entry in the late silent series of Mountie shorts starring Cobb, this has a little more actual acting than most entries in this series -- when they ran thin on inspiration in these shorts, they simply had the actors move slower, but not in this entry. If, like me, you're an admirer of William Wyler, you'll want to take a look at this. If not, you can skip it unless you have a hankering for leather hats.
  • Like THE FIRE BARRIER, this early Wyler can hold it's own with comparable product of it's day which is not to say that it's got the stamp of THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES or BEN HUR on it.

    Script is as expected, handling competent. Long serving movie cowboy Cobb is the resolute hero and they put a bit of movement into things by having him ride round the camera in circles filmed with a long lens to save the cost of tracking.

    This one achieved longevity by being one of the most sold 9.5 shorts with copies still occasionally turning up.