Captain Lash (1929)

Genres - Action, Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Virile Victor McLaglen goes shirtless throughout most of the late silent Captain Lash. After rescuing wealthy ship's passenger Cora Nevins (Claire Windsor) from a nasty accident in the engine room, Captain Lash -- who despite his "title" is actually the head stoker -- agrees to help Cora smuggle some valuable jewels past customs. Hoping to save Lash from arrest, his diminutive buddy Cocky (Clyde Cook) substitutes coal for the gems. This gets Lash and Cora in deep trouble with her criminal companions, and for a while it looks as though both hero and heroine are going to be deep-sixed. But Captain Lash handles this dilemma in the same manner that he handles everything -- by beating up everyone within arm's length.

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captain [ship], jewel, passenger, smuggling