Wonderful Chance (1920)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Eugene O'Brien stars in a double role as the reformed criminal Swagger Barlow who is mistaken for the visiting Lord Birmingham. Barlow is taken into the Lord's opulent suite at the Ritz. Birmingham has been kidnapped by Joe Klingsby (Rudolph Valentino) and his henchmen. The gang realizes they have grabbed the wrong man and follow Barlow to a summer home, where Barlow falls for his rich guest's daughter (Martha Mansfield). Red Dugan (Tom Blake) is the gang member and former cell mate of Barlow's who warns his friend the gang is on the way. The gang mistakes Barlow for Birmingham and again capture the wrong man. Made in 1920, the film was reissued to capitalize on the subsequent popularity of Rudolph Valentino. Formerly acting under the name of Rudolph de Valentino, the publicity department of this Selznick release gave Valentino equal billing with Eugene O'Brien.

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daughter, gangster, kidnapping, love, mistaken-identity