Red, White and Blue Blood (1917)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 18, 1917 (USA)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Only the manly presence of Francis X. Bushman saved Red, White and Blue Blood from being as silly as its title. The well-profiled star plays an inveterate social climber who is "humanized" by his contact with a slum family. For the sake of the family's daughter (played by Bushman's wife Beverly Bayne), our hero gives up his frivolous lifestyle and dedicates himself to protecting his country from any and all foreign invaders. The climactic rescue scene, bringing into play two speeding motorboats, afforded Bushman the opportunity of displaying his splendid, Adonis-like physique. Small wonder that Francis X. Bushman was the heartthrob of millions in the pre-1920 era.

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daughter, family, redemption, slums, social-climber