The Americano (1917)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Americano is Douglas Fairbanks Sr., the son of a wealthy mining engineer. Sent by his dad to oversee a mine in South America, he falls in love with Alma Rubens, the daughter of a deposed below-the-border president. With Fairbanks' help, the kindly ex-leader is restored to his former position and the insurgents are sent scurrying back to the hills. Even after eight decades, The Americano retains its exuberant entertainment value; the only drawback is the distressing presence of white actor Tom Wilson playing a character in blackface. The film was adapted by its director John Emerson and his wife Anita Loos from a novel by Eugene P. Lyle Jr.

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love, organ-donor, political-prisoner, politician, prison, rescue, super-power, surgery, America