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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. U.S. lobby card from the silent film western comedy STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOULDER, released in 1921 by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Bernard J. Durning. 
The image depicts a close shot of Buck (Buck Jones) leaning on the bar inside a saloon talking to the bartender as another customer watches him from the other end of the bar. It is unrestored in very good- condition with various creases in the bottom right quadrant.


*"Straight from the Shoulder is a lost 1921 American silent Western film directed by Bernard J. Durning and starring Buck Jones. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Mediator, was in the third week of production.


Bill Higgins disturbs the peace of a little western mining town and causes Buck to wound him in a fight. Nursing Bill back to health, Buck learns that he lives in Peaceful Valley and has been banished from home by his wife for drinking. Buck arrives there in time to reprimand Williams, a crooked mine superintendent; and the owner, Joseph Martin, replaces Williams with Buck, "The Mediator." Williams induces the workers to strike and threatens to blow up the mine. Buck helps to avert the strike, thwarts a gold theft, and is rewarded with Maggie's promise to marry him. With peace declared in his household, Bill returns to town."

*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)




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