Men of Steel (1926)

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Men of Steel was the last of Milton Sills' four starring films in 1926. Sills plays Jan Bokak, a self-educated steelworker who finds himself in the middle of a romantic triangle. Two different girls -- wealthy socialite Claire Pitt (May Allison) and blue-collar worker Mary Berwick (Doris Kenyon) -- simultaneously fall for Bokak. It later develops that Claire and Mary are actually sisters, the first of a series of surprising plot twists leading to Bokak being accused of a murder he didn't commit. In the gutsy climax, the actual villain attempts to kill Bokak by pouring a vat of molten steel upon him! Not long after the completion of Men of Steel, leading man Sills married leading lady Kenyon, a union that endured until Sills' untimely death in 1930.

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false-accusation, honor [recognition], love-triangle, murder, sister, socialite, steelworker, worker