Ethnic comedies and melodramas were popular in the late 1920s, a fashion only heightened by the enormous popularity of the Broadway play +Abie's Irish Rose. Even Universal cowboy Hoot Gibson went the route, playing an Irishman befriending an old Jewish peddler (William H. Strauss) and his daughter (Chaplin discovery Georgia Hale). Gibson is a rodeo performer who helps the peddler against a nefarious rival (Frank S. Hagney). Naturally, the story takes place out West.
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