The Rip-Tide (1923)

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Trade paper Moving Picture World laid on the praise a little heavily when it proclaimed that this solidly made melodrama was "one of the best pictures of the year and one of the greatest productions ever offered in the independent market." Arrow, the studio responsible for the picture, must have been pleased to read this. Prince Tagor (J. Frank Glendon) is the son of the Maharajah of Darwali (Russell Simpson) and envoy to the British Empire. Against his father's wishes, Tagor converts to Christianity and returns to India as a missionary. He has left his fiancée, Princess Indora (Diana Allen), back in London, where wicked Russian count Boris Voronsky (Stuart Holmes) steals her away. When Tagor returns home to find that he has lost Indora to Voronsky, he obligingly performs the wedding ceremony. But then, Countess Dagmar (Rosemary Theby) reveals that she is already married to Voronsky, and that he is a bigamist. Tagor abandons his ministry work and pursues the newlyweds, but spares Voronsky's life only because he believes that Indora really loves him. Indora, however, is only trying to keep Tagor from committing murder. When Voronsky attacks Indora, Tagor shoots him anyway. After this dramatic climax, Tagor and Indora are united.

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bishop, duel, fiancee, honeymoon, love-triangle, marriage