Across the Pacific (1926)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure, War Adventure  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This melodrama, which involves the Philippine revolt during the final years of the 1800s, was based on a popular play from the same era by Charles E. Blaney. After his father brings disgrace on his family, Monte (Monte Blue) joins the Spanish-American War and goes with his regiment to the Philippines. Although he has a sweetheart back home, Claire Marsh (Jane Winton), Monte is enlisted to romance a half-caste girl, Roma (a very young Myrna Loy), who knows the whereabouts of the Philippine leader Aguinaldo (Charles Stevens). Monte must keep up the ruse, even when Claire comes to the islands to visit him. He finally gets the information he needs, but not before he is branded a deserter and then has to prove his mettle on the battlefield. When the insurrection is squelched and Aguinaldo is captured, Monte is able to explain everything to Claire, and the couple is reunited.



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