Fun Size Review: Keno Bates, Liar (1915)

Cowboys and vamps? Guys, I think we have hit peak 1915! William S. Hart plays a saloon proprietor who shoots a no-good skunk of a thief. But guess who has a pretty sister? Go on, guess!

Louise Glaum is on hand as the wicked vamp who decides to destroy Hart when he won’t go out with her. (Strikes me that attempting to kill your potential lover makes their rejection of you retroactively appropriate.) It never lives up to its full potential but, hey, at least you can say you watched an old west vampire film.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Hart gets shot by the thief’s sister but then all is forgiven and they end up together.

If it were a dessert it would be: Party Spoons. Nice enough but where’s the rest of it?

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. Scott Lueck

    Favorite scene: Keno and his buddy have just been robbed, and they’re discussing the situation. I know its supposed to be a tense scene, but their demeanor seems to be saying “Well, I guess we gotta go shoot him. How about Subway for lunch?”

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