Cardigan (1922)

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This middling period drama, based on the Robert W. Chambers novel, takes place in pre-Revolutionary War times and relied quite a lot on the audience's patriotism for its interest. Michael Cardigan (William "Buster" Collier, Jr.) is one of many American inhabitants who don't want to be under the King's rule. However, he's in love with Felicity -- called "Silver Heels" by the Native Americans (Betty Carpenter) -- the ward of the English governor. As the friction between the Tories and the Colonists builds, Cardigan finds himself fighting for both a new country and for Felicity's love. Along the way, he exposes the treachery of Captain Butler (William Pike), and is almost burned at the stake by Indians sympathetic to the British. Then Paul Revere (Austin Hume) makes his famous ride, the battles of Lexington and Concord are fought and the Red Coats are sent packing. Eventually Cardigan and Felicity are reunited.

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battle [war], Britain, bureaucracy, daughter, defector, enemy, governor, homosexual, love, rebel, relationship, Royalist, sweetheart