~The Dangerous Coward~
~Plot Synopsis~
Handsome silent star Fred Thomson's fifth western for producer Andrew Callaghan was the old story of
a prizefighter falsely assuming he has permanently injured an opponent in the ring (real-life boxer Al
Kaufman). Thomson's Lightning Kid hightails it to the West where he manages to defeat a local bully,
former fighter-turned-dance-hall-operator Wildcat Rea (Frank S. Hagney). Thomson cut a handsome
figure astride his famous horse Silver King, and his films often included children. The Dangerous Coward
benefitted from both child actors and Hazel Keener, a pert redhead who appeared in the initial six
Thomson oaters. The trade magazine Variety considered the film "one of the best (to) have come along
in some time."

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell

Written by: Marion Jackson

Fred Thomson ...  Bob Trent (The Lightning Kid)
Hazel Keener ...  Hazel McGuinn
Frank Hagney ...  Wildcat Rex
Andrew Arbuckle ...  David McGuinn
David Kirby ...  Red O'Hara
Al Kaufman ...  Battling Benson
Lillian Adrian ...  Conchita
Jim Corey ...  The Weazel
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Monogram Pictures

Released by: Allied Artists Pictures

Produced by: Harry Joe Brown
Cinematography by: Ross Fisher

Length: 5 Reels
Released: May 26, 1924