Fortune's Mask (1922)

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Although this adventure-romance was loosely adapted from the O. Henry story Cabbages and Kings, it seems like it was more likely made as an excuse to have the virile Earle Williams slug a bunch of bad guys and show off his manly physique. While Ramon Olivarra (Williams) is being educated in the U.S., his father is deposed from his high government position in an unnamed Latin American country. Olivarra sneaks into the country under an assumed name so that he can help overthrow the present government. His arrival in the town of Coralio causes a stir, and he beats up half the army there while falling in love with Pasa Ortiz, the prettiest girl in the land (Patsy Ruth Miller). Unfortunately for Olivarra, he finds himself locked up in the local jail just when he is needed to lead the revolution. He manages to escape in time to get in on the action and shock the town by revealing his true identity.

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corruption, daughter, education, exile, government, love, politician, resistance, revolution, son, war