The Social Highwayman (1926)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |  
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The Social Highwayman is a light-fingered jewel thief who preys on high-society folk. Greenhorn newspaper reporter Jay Walker (John Patrick) decides to make a name for himself by bringing the crook to justice. Before his adventure is through, our hero is in store for quite a few surprises, and not a few perils. As a fringe benefit, however, he wins the love of heiress Elsie Van Tyler (Dorothy Devore). It was clear that nobody involved in The Social Highwayman was taking the thing seriously, as witness such subtitles as "Evening came because afternoon had gone and morning was not due until dawn" (which sounds like something out of a Laurel and Hardy comedy).

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investigation, journalism, reporter, robbery