Danger Ahead (1923)

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Produced by low-budget entrepreneur Phil Goldstone, this silent action melodrama starred Richard Talmadge, a German-born former stunt double for Douglas Fairbanks.Talmadge played Bruce Randall, a wealthy young man supposedly killed during a robbery in his home. But Bruce has survived and is instead wandering about in a state of amnesia. He is found by a couple of crooked lawyers who hire him to "impersonate" himself in order to gain access to the Randall home. Mrs. Randall (Helene Rosson, not surprisingly, believes he really is her husband and Bruce regains his memory just in time to defeat the crooks and save his wife from a fate worse than death. This piece of cinematic nonsense was directed by William K. Howard, a former theater manager whose work in the sound era included The Power and the Glory (1932), by some considered the inspiration for Citizen Kane, and Carole Lombard's The Princess Comes Across (1936).