Just Pals

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  • NR
  • 1920
  • 50 min
  • 6.6  (483)

Set in the early 1900s, Just Pals follows the story of a young boy named Bim (Georgie Stone) who lives in poverty in a small town in the American West. Bim's life takes a turn for the better when he meets a kind-hearted cowboy named Arizona Bill (Buck Jones) who befriends him and becomes a positive influence in his life. Bill, who has just lost his horse, is forced to travel by foot and comes across Bim who tries to steal his hat. Bill sees through the boy's ruse and instead invites him to accompany him to a nearby ranch. On the way, they come across a stranded woman, Mary Bruce (Helen Ferguson), who is traveling alone to her father's ranch. Bill offers to take her there and protect her from potential dangers.

The unlikely trio arrives at the ranch, where Mary's father, Bruce (J.W. Johnston), is less than welcoming. He believes that his daughter's safety is compromised and orders Bill to leave the ranch. In a turn of events, Bim inadvertently foils a robbery attempt on the ranch, and Bruce realizes that Bill and Bim are more than just two strangers passing through town.

Bill is hired by Bruce to work on the ranch, alongside his old friends, and Bim is given a job as a messenger for the telegraph office. Bim is relegated to running errands, and his hard work catches the eye of Mary, who takes him under her wing and teaches him to read and write. Bill also spends time with Bim, teaching him the skills he needs to survive on his own.

However, not everyone on the ranch has good intentions, and Bim soon finds himself in trouble. He tries to protect Mary from a violent attack and is caught. His fears of being sent to jail are allayed by Bill, who stands behind him and helps him to face the consequences of his actions.

Throughout the film, Bill acts as a mentor and father figure for young Bim. He teaches him the morals and values that he needs to become a respected member of society. Despite the hardships that they face, Bill and Bim's friendship remains strong, and their shared experiences allow them to develop a deep bond that is unbreakable.

Just Pals not only explores the themes of friendship and loyalty but also delves into issues of poverty and class divides in rural America. The film serves as a reflection of the values and struggles of the American West in the early 1900s. Buck Jones's portrayal of Arizona Bill as the rugged and honorable hero remains an iconic representation of traditional masculinity.

The cinematography of the film captures the beauty of the American West with sweeping shots of the countryside, and the story presents an intimate look at the lives of the characters, creating a sense of realism that resonates with the audience.

In summary, Just Pals is a heartwarming tale of friendship, courage, and morality set against the backdrop of the American West. The characters are well developed, and the direction is solid, leaving the audience with a sense of hope for a better future.

Just Pals is a 1920 drama with a runtime of 50 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

Just Pals
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    6.6  (483)