Tiger Love (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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Although the story to this romantic adventure was founded on the Manuel Penella opera El Gato Montes, its utter lack of originality shows that it really could have come from any number of sources. Nevertheless, the performance of Latin lover Antonio Moreno manages to compensate for the material. The Wildcat (Moreno) is a Spanish Robin Hood -- he's a bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. During one of his raids, pretty Marcheta (Estelle Taylor), the daughter of a grandee, is kidnapped. Because he finds himself falling in love with her, The Wildcat softens and he allows her to go free. When her father faces financial ruin, Marcheta agrees to marry Don Ramon (Manuel Camere), the mayor's son. But The Wildcat finds out, and he kidnaps both Marcheta and Don Ramon. The prospective bridegroom proves to be a coward and Marcheta refuses to go ahead with the wedding. Instead, she confesses her love for The Wildcat, and when soldiers arrive to take him away, an old servant reveals that he is really the mayor's son, not Don Ramon. The Wildcat gives up his outlaw endeavors and weds Marcheta.

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damsel-in-distress, kidnapping, love, outlaw [Western], rescue, romance