Flaming Barriers (1924)

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A matinee idol of the pre-1920 years, Antonio Moreno was on the wane when, in 1921, the emergence of Rudolph Valentino sparked a demand for "Latin Lover" types. Moreno's 1924 vehicle Flaming Barriers was directed by George H. Melford, the man who started the Valentino craze with his direction of The Sheik. In Flaming Barriers, Moreno plays an adventurer-for-hire, assigned to steal a revolutionary fire-fighting machine from its creator. Upon falling in love with the inventor's daughter (Jacqueline Logan), our hero changes his duplicitous ways. The inventor, incidentally, was played by Charles Ogle, who in 1910 played The Monster in the first cinemadaptation of Frankenstein.

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bridge [structure], burn, daughter, fighting-machine, fire, machine