White Hands (1922)

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Manly Hobart Bosworth tackles one of his characteristic roles -- that of a brutal sea captain -- in this drama written by C. Gardner Sullivan. "Hurricane" Hardy (Bosworth) is the terror of the African coast, and when he encounters Helen Maitland (Elinor Fair), he only thinks of her in terms of his lust. Helen is the daughter of a missionary who died from fever in the Sahara Desert and she is headed to the port so she can sail back to civilization. At the port town is a shabby, run down hotel run by Leon Roche (perennial villain Robert McKim). Hardy and Roche both want to get their hands on Helen, but she falls for Ralph Alden (Freeman Wood), a young, drug-addicted American. She helps him recover from his addiction, while an innocent little toddler known only as Peroxide (Muriel Frances Dana) helps Hardy to reclaim his soul. Hardy winds up fighting Roche and his underlings so that he can take Helen, Alden and Peroxide away on the ship. This film, incidentally, was distributed by Wid Gunning, who once owned a trade paper, Wid's which, after he sold it, became Film Daily.

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addiction, alcoholism, captain [military], drugs, handsome, love, missionary, overcome, regeneration, sea