Her Honor the Governor (1926)

Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Adele Fenway (Pauline Frederick) is Her Honor the Governor in this complex silent drama. Upon winning the gubernatorial election, Adele discovers that her campaign was a sham: Crooked senator Jim Dornton (Stanton Heck) intends to go on running the state as he's always done, using Adele as a mere figurehead. But she's a lot more savvy than he suspects, as she proves when she successfully blocks a bit of underhanded legislation engineered by Dornton. He, in turn, threatens to reveal that, due to a legal technicality, Adele's son Bob (Carrol Nye) is illegitimate in the eyes of the law. Infuriated, Bob rushes to Dornton's home, demanding an apology -- and the next morning, the Senator is found dead. Desperately trying to save her son from a murder conviction, Adele faces imminent impeachment, but all ends happily when the actual killer is reveled. Boris Karloff appears in a small but showy role as a dope addict.

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blackmail, campaign, governor, illegitimacy, impeachment, murder, political-corruption, political-intrigue, politician