Fast and Fearless

Fast and Fearless is a 1924 silent western film directed by Richard Thorpe, written by Betty Burbridge and starring Buffalo Bill, Jr. and Jean Arthur. The film is mostly lost: only reel 2 out of 5 has been saved at the Library of Congress.[2]

Fast and Fearless
Film poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byLester F. Scott Jr.
Written byBetty Burbridge
StarringBuffalo Bill, Jr.
Jean Arthur
CinematographyIrving G. Ries
Distributed byAction Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1924 (1924-09-15)
Running time
49 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


Lightning Bill Lewis (Bill, Jr.) pursues to capture a gang led by Pedro Gómez (Magrill) that has been terrorizing a border town. When Pedro captures his girlfriend (Arthur), Bill uses the help of Captain Duerta (Riverto) to stop Pedro. In the end, Pedro is caught by Mexican soldiers and Bill is free to marry his girl.


  • Buffalo Bill, Jr. as Lightning Bill Lewis
  • Jean Arthur as Mary Brown
  • William H. Turner as Judge Brown
  • George Magrill as Pedro Gómez
  • Julian Rivero as Captain Duerta
  • Emily Barrye as Blanca
  • Kewpie King as Fatty Doolittle
  • Steve Clemente as Gonzales
  • Victor Allen as Sheriff Hawkins


  1. Moviemeter Running time.
  2. "Fast and Fearless".

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