The Fighting Ranger
The Fighting Ranger (1925) - 1.jpg
Directed byJay Marchant
Written byFred McConnell
George W. Pyper
StarringJack Dougherty
Eileen Sedgwick
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 1925 (1925-05-11)
Running time
18 episodes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Fighting Ranger is a 1925 American silent Western film serial directed by Jay Marchant and starring Jack Dougherty. The film is now considered to be lost.[1]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[2] fifteen years earlier, John Marshall (Welsh), a prosperous cattle raiser, shot a man. He knew the act was justifiable, but because of the political influence of his victim he felt his only recourse was to flee. Taking his little daughter, he hid himself in a fastness of the mountains that constitute a part of his vast ranch. The only man he trusts in the outside world is Topaz Taggart (Osborne), a political boss and all-round tricky citizen, who is really trying to get Marshall's ranch as he knows that buried on it is a fabulous treasure that is guarded by an aged Yaqui, the last of his tribe. Bud Hughes (Wilson), one time an aviator but now a tramp, has attached himself to Marshall's hiding place which also includes Miguel Cordero (Avery), a faithful Mexican workman. One day Terrence O'Rourke (Dougherty), a forest ranger with a double mission, drops into the hiding place because, due to a wound, he lost control of his airplane. Marshall's daughter Mary (Sedgwick), now grown into womanhood, nurses the young man back to health. From here, in later chapters Terrence becomes her and her father's protector in a series of disheartening experiences at the hands of Taggart and his tools.


Chapter titles

  1. The Intruder
  2. The Frame-Up
  3. The Secret Trail
  4. Falsely Accused
  5. The Betrayal
  6. The Lost Fortune
  7. Cattle Wolves
  8. Under Fire
  9. Man to Man
  10. The Fatal Message
  11. Hidden Fangs
  12. False Friends
  13. Stolen Secrets
  14. Steeds of the Sky
  15. Yaqui Gold
  16. Left for Dead
  17. Yaqui Gold
  18. [Unknown title]

See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Fighting Ranger". Retrieved August 22, 2008.
  2. ^ "The Fighting Ranger; Thumb Nail Theme". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 72 (5): 454. January 31, 1925. Retrieved August 8, 2021.