A Captain's Courage (1926)

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Silent serial star Ben Wilson was the penny-pinching producer of the 1926 feature Captain's Courage. Set in the North Woods, the well-photographed film involves a violent dispute over possession of an island somewhere in Lake Michigan. The script is allegedly based on a story by James Oliver Curwood, a "magic" name at the box office back in the 1920s (he was to "northerns" what Zane Grey was to westerns). The leading lady is Dorothy Dwan, the wife of comedian Larry Semon. Captain's Courage comes to life during the action sequences, then grinds to a halt whenever anyone is required to act.

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against-all-odds, island, struggle, territory