Modern Youth (1926)

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Long before he became established as Hollywood's favorite headwaiter, character actor Gino Corrado enjoyed a brief fling at stardom. Billed as Gene Corrado, he played a courageous French army captain in the 1926 cheapie Modern Youth. Tired of warfare and bloodshed, Corrado sheds his uniform and heads to America, there to start life anew as a peace-loving civilian. Instead, he is pressed into duty as a secret agent for the U.S. and shipped off to a revolution-torn banana republic. With swashbuckling panache, Corrado rescues heroine Olive Kirby from her villainous uncle, pausing only to dispatch a soldier or two with his trusty sword. So what does all this have to do with a title like Modern Youth?

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captain [military], damsel-in-distress, desertion, espionage, rescue, uncle