IA #95: Winning the West (1930)

 The Light of Western Stars (1930) on IMDb

The Internet Archive’s Feature Film collection includes a lot of relatively short westerns from the first couple of decades of talking pictures. Winning the West, also known as The Light of Western Stars, is the best-rated of that multitude, so it’s the lone representative in the IA Top 100.

Richard Arlen stars as an embittered ranch foreman who wants revenge against the bad guys who killed his buddy. The dead buddy’s wife arrives to take over the ranch, Arlen makes a bad first impression, and everything sorts itself out quickly, since the movie is less than 70 minutes long. If you like this one, there are hundreds more from the genre available in the same place.