Fighting Love (1927)

Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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Cecil B. DeMille contractees Jetta Goudal, Victor Varconi and H.B. Warner were kept busy in the DeMille-produced programmer Fighting Love. Set in Italy and Africa, the story revolves around Colonel Filippo Novarro (Walthall), a valiant old soldier married to a very young wife, Donna Vittoria (Jetta Goudal). Though Donna is faithful to her husband, she is in love with his handsome young aide, Gabriel Amari (Victor Varconi). While fighting in Tripoli, Novarro's garrison is isolated and surrounded by the minions of the despotic Governor, who wants Donna Vittoria for himself. The finale is a fierce man-to-man between Novarro and the Governor, resulting in the deaths of both men -- but not before the mortally wounded Noverro gallantly gives his blessing to the romance between his wife and Gabriel.

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death, dictator, fidelity, love, love-triangle, soldier, war