Foreign Devils (1927)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Taking time out from his fine series of historical westerns, Colonel Tim McCoy starred in this action melodrama set in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He plays Captain Robert Kelly, an attaché at the American Embassy in Peking, who falls for a pretty Englishwoman, Lady Patricia Rudledge (Claire Windsor). Foolishly visiting a local temple in the midst of the rebellion, the latter is attacked by an enemy priest (Sojin), whom Kelly manages to keep at bay until the girl is safely back with the allied forces. The brave captain then goes on to basically fight and destroy the enemy forces all by his lonesome. As the title implies, this melodrama was rather typical of the mindless racism of 1920s Hollywood.

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Allies, attack, China, courage, damsel-in-distress, embassy, English [nationality], foreign, fortress, lady, love, priest, rebel, rescue, war