Romantic Rogue (1927)

Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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The Romantic Rogue is handsome Reed Howes, the scion of a disreputable family of peddlers. In the tradition of his forebears, Howes sets up shop in a small town to sell his family's line of patent medicine. But whereas the previous members of Howes' brood knew that their snake oil is bogus, our hero genuinely believes in the stuff -- and his faith in the medicine is contagious, resulting in "miracle cures" that are more due to self-determination and optimism than anything else. In the end, Howes realizes that his wares are worthless, but it hardly matters, since his goodwill-spreading has won him the heart of heroine Ena Gregory. James Bradbury and Syd Crossley co-star as a pair of Mutt-and-Jeff comic sidekicks.

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faith, love, optimism, peddler, romance