Peggy of the Secret Service (1925)

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Produced by a woman -- a Mrs. S. Cole -- this silent comedy adventure was directed by the prolific J.P. McGowan as a vehicle for brunette starlet Peggy O'Day. O'Day, a New Yorker who usually appeared in B-Westerns, played the title-role, a female secret service agent whose assignment is to catch the evil brother (V.L. Barnes) of an Arabian potentate. Abdullah (Barnes) had absconded with the crown jewels and is about to be arrested on his yacht when O'Day's boyfriend, cub reporter Hal Tracey (Eddie Phillips), interrupts the proceedings by getting himself thrown overboard. Abdullah gets away in the melee and heads for his mountain hideout/harem. Plucky O'Day gains entrance to the harem by masquerading as an Algerian woman and manages to recover the stolen "jools." With Abdullah facing trial, O'Day and Hal are all set to walk down the aisle when O'Day is given yet another dangerous assignment. Phillips later became popular as one of the stars of the "Collegians" comedy series.