Sword of the Avenger (1948)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Economically filmed in Mexico, Sword of the Avenger is essentially a Latin-flavored version of The Count of Monte Cristo. During a 19th-century Philippine insurrection, Spanish sailor Roberto Balagtas (Ramon Del Gado) is falsely accused of fomenting the revolt. After a lengthy internment Roberto escapes from prison, obtaining a treasure map along the way. With his new-found wealth, Roberto returns to Manila under an assumed name, determined to destroy his enemies. Sigrid Gurie plays Maria Louisa, Roberto's sweetheart-turned-rebel leader. Throughout the film, analogies are drawn between the despotic rulers of the Philippines and the recently defeated Nazis, bringing a contemporary touch to the proceedings.

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captive, captor, escape, imprisonment, prison, revenge