The Americano (Silent)
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Lured by the vision of President Valdez's beautiful daughter, Juana, American engineer Blaze Derringer travels south to the Latin American country of Paragonia. His mission is to reopen the mines and help restore prosperity, but on arrival he finds his company's offices deserted and the president a prisoner of self-appointed dictator, Colonel Gargaras. Blaze must concoct a plan to free the president from the impregnable San Mateo prison, if Paragonia is to be freed from oppression.
Only eighteen months after his debut in D.W. Griffith's The Lamb (1916), handsome, athletic, charismatic Douglas Fairbanks had established himself as Hollywood's third highest paid actor, behind only Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford. The mighty triumvirate of friends went on to found United Artists in 1919, and the studio's financial success was fueled to a great extent by Fairbanks' motion pictures. As the first president of the Motion Picture Academy Of Arts and Sciences, Fairbanks presented the very first Oscars in 1927. He is best known for his lavish swashbuckling adventures, most notably The Mark Of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922) and The Thief of Bagdad (1924).
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The meeting of Fairbanks with the heroin is about as silly as it gets, and I got the feeling it was some Smarmy amigo looking for another notch. But that impression is soon enough erased. But then it's Douglas Fairbanks, so it's a winner... and of course he's as nimble as ever in this movie too.
Ok one American saving the entire country of ...what now.."PARAGONIA"? is again American Ego stroking in the extreme, but somehow they pull it off and you don't feel like you've been sold an American flag or something.
and the end is great fun...the villian get his just deserts and the hero get's his girl. Ok campy classic chick flick in some regards, but good clean fun for the whole family. And folks give silents a try...they for the most part have decent stories you don't feel you have to wash your brain out after and hide your children from.
If your a silent movie collector you won't feel you have to shelve this one but you'll be able to watch in turn with your others over and over.
I never seem to have any problem (yet) with this companies movies loading on my cheap DVD player.
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