Daring Deeds (1927)

Run Time - 57 min.  |  
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Noted for its stunt-flying scenes rather than its threadbare plot and production values, this silent action melodrama starred Billy Sullivan, a nephew of former heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan. Sullivan played William Gordon, Jr., the carefree son of an aeroplane manufacturer (Tom Lingham). Against his father's wishes, Gordon falls in love with Helen Courtney (Molly Malone), the daughter of an inventor (Lafe Mckee), whom he saves from a usurper (Earl Metcalfe). Not only that, but Billy goes on to win the big race in the inventor's machine and receives a government contract for his father. Ironically, the film's villain, Earl Metcalfe, was tragically killed in a real-life airplane accident on January 26, 1928.

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bad-guy, career, gangster, good-guy, love, pilot, romance