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An Eastern Westerner

An Eastern Westerner is a 1920 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. A copy of the film exists.

Plot

The Boy is the hedonistic son of wealthy eastern parents. One night when he returns home at 2 a.m. from a night of carousing at a dance hall, The Boy's strait-laced father sends him packing to his uncle's ranch in a small western community called Piute Pass. Upon arriving there, The Boy becomes smitten with a local girl. She and her father are seeking work from the villainous Tiger Lip Tompkins who owns half the town and terrorizes its people. He has lecherous plans for The Girl. When she rejects Tompkins' advances, Tompkins holds The Girl's father hostage in an upstairs room in a local saloon. The Boy frees The Girl's father and is hotly pursued by a large posse of Tompkin's white-hood clad hirelings who intend to run him out of the state. Using a number of evasive ploys, The Boy eludes the posse and escapes with The Girl. The film ends with The Boy drawing an engagement ring on The Girl's finger to signify his romantic intentions.

    More details

    director Hal Roach
    genre comedy western
    keywords dance hall draw engagement ring one night pack
    producer Hal Roach
    productionCompany Hal Roach Studios
    publisher Pathé Exchange
    theme short silent