The Midshipman (1925)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Military Comedy  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Mali, USA  |  
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer produced this drama with the cooperation of the Navy Department, and many of the scenes -- including the graduation ceremony -- were actually shot at Annapolis Naval Academy. James Randall (Ramon Novarro) enters the Academy and befriends freshman Ted Lawrence (Wesley Barry). Ted's sister Patricia (Harriet Hammond) turns out to be a beauty, and Randall falls in love with her. The wealthy but idle Basil Courtney (Crauford Kent) also wants Patricia, and he promises to cause difficulty. While Randall is on duty, Courtney has a girl go into the guard room in an attempt to get him expelled. Meanwhile, Ted gets himself in trouble and forges Randall's name on a check, forcing the midshipman to confront the blackmailers himself. Courtney kidnaps Patricia and makes off with her on his yacht, but he is pursued by a warship. Randall helps rescue her, just in time for the graduation exercises -- and their wedding.

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against-the-system, business, classmate, corruption, mother, rival, sailor