Blonde Saint (1926)

Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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A novel by Stephen French Whitman was the source for First National's The Blonde Saint. Lewis Stone stars as Sebastian Maure, a world-famous author and a notorious ladies' man. Well aware of Maure's reputation, heroine Anne Bellamy (Doris Kenyon) refuses to have anything to do with him -- but the audience knows that she's secretly in love with the "bad boy" novelist. Travelling by steamship from Italy to England, there to marry stuffy Brit Vincent Pamfort (Malcolm Denny), Anne can't seem to shake the persistent Maure, who has booked passage on the same ship. In desperation, Maure grabs Anne and leaps off the side of the boat. The two swim to the shore of a tiny Sicilian fishing village, where hero and heroine find themselves at the mercy of homicidal jewel thieves. As if that weren't enough, a plague breaks out in the village, endangering the lives of everyone in the community. Through his selfless ministrations to the sick, Maure proves to Anne that he'd be a worthy husband despite all his faults -- and when her British fiance shows up to rescue her, our heroine steadfastly refuses to be rescued.



altruism, bachelor, Casanova, fiancee, love, love-conquers-all, plague, rescue, writing