Ride Him, Cowboy

Synopsis: John Drury agrees to look for the outlaw known as the Hawk and Henry Simms volunteers to help him. But Simms is the Hawk and he leaves Drury on the desert to die. Simms then kills a man and plants John's harmonica at the scene. With the help of his horse Duke, John returns only to find that he is accused of murder and about to face the hanging Judge.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Fred Allen
Production: Vitagraph Pictures, Inc.
55 min

So don't come

back without it.

All right.

We'll get him

when he comes out.

Come on.

What was that?

Sounds like Duke.

That's just why I've got to go

Get back there.

Get out of here.

Take this.

Hurry up, boys,

and be careful.

with a horse

that's gone bad.

Granddaddy. You're not

gonna let them kill Duke.

We'll have to abide

by the judge's decision.

over a poor

little horse.

All ready, Your Honor


what all this ruckus is about.

Uh, I'd like to

say a word, judge.

Oh, you must believe me.

Why, yes. He don't seem

to bother her.

I'm trying this case.

Miss Ruth, I'd keep away

from that horse if I was you.

I am about to pass sentence

in this case.

Just a moment, judge.

I'll fine you

for contempt of court.

Shut that gate

He's ready to go.

It's a bet,


Stay on him!

Foul! He throwed

the horse!

He sure knows

horse flesh, honey.

All right.

Yes they could,

all right.

Because it's a meeting

of the vigilantes.

of this killer and his

gang for good and all?

Maybe he could tell

us how to catch a hawk.

We need 'em.

Sit down, old man. Sit down.

now's the time

to speak up.

like to back up his own idea

It's the least

we can do for him.

I'll be on hand.

Well, I guess

that's about all.

Well, good luck, Drury.

Thank you.


All right. John.

if he met up

with the Hawk.

Oh, gosh,

I sure love to dance.

Well, why don't

you try it sometime?

A birth of a teardrop?

The birth of a smile

When we meet

In the after a while

Do you wonder that

we're all afraid of him?

I promise to be on guard.

I don't think it's right.

What on earth

is Duke up to now?

if I know what

Duke's up to.

Well, Duke, would you like

to go Hawk hunting with me

But that settles it.

Don't worry, Ruth,

I won't forget



All set to go.

Let's go.

We may as well

rest here a while.



Stay here, boy,

and cool off.

You won't be needin'

a guide much longer.

and a dead shot.

with a shootin' iron

yourself, Sims

You can take care of

yourself, all right.

Why, n-no.

Well, that's the kind

of shooting I'd like to see.

Come on. Get up.

Go ahead.

Ah. Let's keep back.

Catchin' hawks is

out of your line.

You won't have much use

for this, I reckon.

with old Sol

to keep you company.

Well, you're gonna

play it all by yourself.

food in

your saddlebags...

Just a step away.

Adios, amigo.

Oh, here he comes now.

He's inside, boss.

Howdy, boss.

All right.

Saddle up, men.

Come on, boy.

Keep it up, boy.

Come on, Duke.


My boy!

Oh, my boy. Jimmy!

But Sims is just the man

I want to see.

All right, Grandpa.

There. Hm?

Looks like a mouth organ.


What's this?


and scour the desert

for John Drury.

Let's go.

Whoa, boys.

Come on.

Stick'em up!

All right, boys,

let's get goin'.

with you now, Ronald?


Bring him over there.

till after the trial.

And the prisoner will get

every consideration.


Heh. It's my duty to stay here

and protect this sick man.

the court appoints you

persecutin' attorney.

in plain cow-countryman talk

He sure is.

you may proceed.

Hey, here he comes now.

Oh, look.

Who's this comin'?

Get out of sight, men.

Why, uh...

They may be

hanging him now.

Let's ride, men.

when we were

out on the desert.

Objection overruled.


and extraneous.

Have you got anything furt

her to say for yourself?

That's all.

I forgot.

All right, miss.

retire to deliberate.

The jury will rise.

And don't spend

too much time arguin'.

and you can

recommend hanging.

from hanging

an innocent man.

I know John Drury

is innocent, judge.

Henry Sims.

I tell you that

Henry Sims is the Hawk

Come on.

Stick'em up.

We got 'em

all covered.

and I'm takin'


Keep back, Gaunt.

Let me go. Stop!

Get in there.

Get around

that wall there.

Duke, come on!

And be sure you're slow

about doin' it.

Hold 'em now.

All right.

Come on, boys.

Ronald, wail till I-

Aw, Ronald.

Oh, it's the boss.

Take care of him

on the inside.

Lock that door.

Let me go.

Make yourself at

home for a while.

you and I'll be on our way

across the border.

Ronald, come on.

Now, now- What-?

I've ever seen.


Come on, quick.


The boss is in trouble.

A little harder, fellas.

Look out,


Stick 'em up!

Get their guns,


Get back there!

Reach for the ceilin' there!

Go ahead.

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