Millionaire Policeman (1926)

Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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Long before such TV series as Burke's Law, Herbert Rawlinson played the title role in Millionaire Policeman. Considered a pampered pantywaist by his fellow police officers, rich-man's-son Rawlinson tries to prove his worth, but he lacks the nerve to do the job. A climactic fire allows Rawlinson to show he's got the "right stuff" -- and isn't it convenient that the woman he rescues is his sweetheart Eva Novak. A standard tale of heroism and redemption, Millionaire Policeman is the sort of stuff that Rawlinson had been doing since the dawn of cinema history. By 1926, however, the actor was having trouble conveying the extreme youth of his characters.

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coward, damsel-in-distress, hero, millionaire, police, redemption, rescue, sweetheart