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Chip of the Flying U

Chip of the Flying U

Hoot Gibson
Director: Lynn Reynolds Cast: Hoot Gibson
Hoot Gibson
, DeWitt Jennings
DeWitt Jennings
, Harry Todd
Harry Todd
Lynn Reynolds


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A remake of a 1915 Tom Mix/Selig Western, this film was yet another silent oater (loosely) based on a story by popular pulp fiction writer Peter B. Kyne. Hoot Gibson starred as Chip Bennett, a Flying U ranch hand-turned-cartoonist, who despite being a confirmed misogynist falls in love with Della Whitmore (Virginia Brown Faire), a lady doctor and sister of his employer (DeWitt Jennings). To get the woman's attention, Chip fakes an accident and claims to have injured his ankle. Having submitted several of Chip's accomplished drawings to a receptive publisher, Della learns of the cowboy's deception and determines to give him the cold shoulder. Down but far from out, Chip kidnaps the girl from a dance and carries her off to a minister to be married. Like Mix before him, Gibson played the story entirely as a comedy, eschewing most of the usual Western trappings. The 1939 Johnny Mack Brown Western of the same name, although based on the same source material, substituted the original Battle-of-the-Sexes scenario for a straight sagebrush melodrama.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2016
UPC: 0660845447813
Original Release: 1926
Source: Grapevine Video
Sound: [silent]
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 64,649

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hoot Gibson Chip Bennett
DeWitt Jennings J. G. Whitmore
Harry Todd "Weary"
Virginia Brown Faire Della Whitmore
Philo McCullough Walter Duncan
Nora Cecil Dr. Cecil Grantham

Technical Credits
Lynn Reynolds Director

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