Ramshackle House (1924)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Don Counsel (Robert Lowing), a New Yorker who is traveling through southern Florida, is being framed by Ernest Riever (John Davidson) for a murder he did not commit. Riever is holding the real killer captive on his yacht while detectives are searching for Counsel. Pen Broome (Betty Compson), who lives with her father (Henry James) on their rundown estate, tries to help Counsel out. Riever's men find Counsel and trap him in a ballast bulkhead, but Pen rescues him. Eventually, Counsel is able to prove his innocence and the bad guys are given their due. During the film's climax, there is a battle between a Seminole Indian and an alligator that is after the film's hero, Robert Lowing, and that seems to have been the film's biggest selling point.

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business, camping, double-cross, false-accusation, killing, love, murder, partner, rescue, romance