Based on novelist William McLeod Raine's A Texas Ranger, Pure Grit starred the now completely forgotten Roy Stewart as a Texas lawman aiding a schoolmarm (Esther Ralston) who is being victimized by an imposter posing as her long-lost brother. The gallant ranger manages to get the goods on the crook (Jack Mower), helped along the way by tow-headed Verne Winter, a pupil in the local school. Stewart, once a competitor of William S. Hart, was nearing the end of his starring days with this film, while Ralston had just begun hers. The blonde actress would later emerge as one of the silent era's loveliest leading ladies, starring in 1926 alone in such major productions as A Kiss For Cinderella, Old Ironsides and The American Venus.
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