Do and Dare (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Romantic Adventure, Satire  |  
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When trade paper Motion Picture News said, "As a comedian, Tom Mix is a good tragedian," it's clear he was in trouble with this bizarre Western-action/Latin revolution-farce combination. While he was his usual excellent self in the Western sections, his fans weren't as quick to accept his comic antics in the midst of a South American upheaval. The Western scenes start off the film, with Kit Carson Boone (Mix) fighting off a bunch of Injuns and saving the girl who then becomes his wife. It turns out that Boone is relating all this to his grandson, Henry (also Mix), who is now fired up to go find some action. His search takes him to a South American republic where the government is in turmoil. He winds up with a message to deliver to the revolutionaries but is captured by soldiers. He manages to escape and save Juanita Sanchez, the ruler's daughter (Claire Adams), from the enemy. When Henry squelches the revolution, he wins Juanita's hand.



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