Lieut. Danny, USA (1916)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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Lieutenant Danny Ward (William Desmond) has just graduated from West Point and is sent down to the U.S.-Mexican border. He saves Ysobel Ventura (Enid Markey) and her mother (Gertrude Claire) from a group of bandits led by the exceedingly nasty Pedro Lopez (Robert Kortman). The two women return to Mexico and when Ward goes to visit, he proposes to Ysobel and is accepted. But Lopez brings his banditos around and overpowers Ward and the other men. All of them are lined up and shot, and the victorious Lopez forces Ysobel to cook him a meal, after which he intends to have his way with her. But Ward, it turns out, has been saved because the bullet meant to kill him instead hit a religious medal -- a gift from Ysobel. He recovers from the bullet's shock and vanquishes Lopez. Then the young couple head back over the border at sunrise, just as the American flag is being raised -- an effusively patriotic end that did little to save this mediocre picture.

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border [geographic], capture, firing-squad, home, lieutenant, love, medal, Mexico, outlaw [Western], sweetheart, villa, weapons