Filmed in 1927, the silent western King of the Herd wasn't shown in New York until 1929. Although the film's official star is Raymond McKee, most of the footage is devoted to the exploits of the title character, played by White Star the "wonder" horse. As a novelty, polo-playing hero, McKee is something of a wimp, easily beaten up by the villains. Inspired by the love of heroine Nola Luxford, McKee proves his manhood by capturing rogue stallion White Star. Astride the magnificent steed, our hero easily defeats his principal rival Bud Osborne on the polo field then turns his attentions -- and his fists -- towards his other tormentors.
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