Flyin' Thru (1925)

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Barnstormer Al Wilson starred in a number of cheaply made flying pictures during the mid- and late '20s. His daring feats are all the more unnerving, considering the flimsy little planes that were in use in those days. As is obvious from the plot, Wilson did a lot more flying than he did acting. Lieutenant Willis (Wilson) returns home from France, where he was an aviation ace, to find that his father (James McElhern) has been falsely jailed for the murder of Judson Blair (George French). Since the lieutenant loves Blair's sister, Anne Blair (Elinor Faire), he vows to find the real killer. He heads for the Mexican border where he meets Sybil (Fontaine LaRue), a dance hall girl. Sybil admits that her lover, Melvin Parker (Clarence Burton), is Blair's murderer. Parker kidnaps Anne and makes off with her in a car, which is no match for Willis' plane. Willis rescues Anne and turns Parker in. The father is set free, and Willis wins Anne.