Bondman (1929)

Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Bondman was producer-director Herbert Wilcox's third cinematic effort of 1929, and his last silent production. Hollywood favorite Norman Kerry plays Jason, a Sicilian-American lad whose mother (Dora Barton) orders him to carry out a long-standing vendetta against Jason's father (Edward O'Neill). Simultaneously, the dying father swears Jason's half-brother Michael (Donald MacArdle) to seek out the mother's forgiveness. During a political insurrection in Sicily, Jason and Michael are both arrested and thrown into the same prison camp. Unaware of each other's identity, the two brothers become close friends. In the end, it is the "unforgiving" Jason who willingly forsakes the vendetta to save Michael from a firing squad.

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enemy, execution, father, forgiveness, friendship, half-brother, insurrection, rescue, revenge