Red Hot Romance (1922)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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This fast-paced comedy came from the pen of husband and wife screenwriting team Anita Loos and John Emerson. After his father's death, Roland Stone (Basil Sidney) learns that his will stipulates that he must go to the South American country of Bunkonia and sell life insurance. Stone doesn't find this too terrible a task, considering that Colonel Cassius Byrd (Edward Connelly) has been appointed consul to Bukonia, and Stone is in love with Byrd's daughter, Anna Mae (Mae Collins). It turns out, however, that he has a rival. The rival convinces him to insure all of the cabinet of King Caramba the 13th (Frank Lalor) -- knowing full well that a revolution is breaking out and that they've all been marked for death. Not only does Stone have to save himself and his girl from the revolutionaries, he also has to save the lives of all the policy holders, too.

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foil [thwart], aristocracy, conspiracy, inheritance, love, romance, royalty, wealth