Headin' South (1918)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In what is perhaps one of his lesser vehicles, Douglas Fairbanks plays a Canadian Royal Mounted Policeman who impersonates a notorious bandit, "Headin' South," in order to infiltrate the lair of bandit Frank Campeau. The outlaw has kidnapped a pretty young thing (Katherine MacDonald), who at first spurns Fairbanks' romantic overtures, thinking he is a bandit, but soon falls for the energetic charmer. Leading lady MacDonald was an untalented but spectacular young actress known as "The American Beauty." She was reportedly the mistress of President Woodrow Wilson.

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bad-guy, beauty [physical], capture, criminal, disguise, gangster, girl, good-guy, hideout, infiltration, kidnapping, lawman, love, mother, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), outlaw [Western], police, rescue, romance, silence, victim