The Hard Hombre
Cast & Crew
G. Raymond Nye
William Penn "Peaceful" Patton, who learned pacificism at his mother's knee, leaves his cowhand job when a range war develops, then applies for a new job with the young, beautiful widow, Señora Isabel Martinez. She explains that if he can retrieve her thirty stolen cattle, the job is his. Peaceful discovers that the thief, Joe Barlow, has already sold the cattle, so Peaceful demands payment. Mistaking Peaceful for the famous outlaw known as the Hard Hombre, Barlow meekly pays him the money he demands. A few days later, a drought sends Peaceful off to find better grazing land for the cattle. At Green River, Peaceful finds that the other ranchers have already tied up range rights to the entire valley. Because they all believe he is the outlaw, however, he is able to work out a fair division of the land, until his mother and the sheriff arrive and reveal his true identity. When the real Hard Hombre shows up and threatens Peaceful's mother, he finally gets angry, defeats the outlaw, and sweeps the adoring Isabel off her feet.
G. Raymond Nye
The pressbook notes that cast member Florence Lawrence, the Vitagraph Girl in early silent films, has a minor part in the film. Rosa Gore was half of the Crimmons and Gore vaudeville team that was famous around the turn of the century. Clara Hunt, who plays an American Indian in the movie was a full-blooded Chipeway Indian. The opening scenes of the movie were shot at the famous Vasquez Rocks in the Angeles National Forest. The film was re-made as Trailin' Trouble, by Grand National in 1937, which was also produced by M. H. Hoffman, Jr. (see below).