Captain Fly-By-Night (1922)

Genres - Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A confusing silent melodrama set at San Francisco's famous Presidio, this film starred light leading man Johnnie Walker as a mysterious stranger thought by the soldiers to be a notorious masked highwayman. Senorita Anita (Shannon Day), however, is drawn to the young man -- who proves to be a government agent in disguise. Produced by poverty row company Robertson-Cole, Captain Fly-By-Night was directed by William K. Howard, a fine craftsman who would later helm such powerful pictures as The Power and the Glory (1933) and the British Fire over England (1937).

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against-all-odds, bad-guy, good-guy, oppression, outlaw [Western], swashbuckler