Forty Winks (1925)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Raymond Griffith's star was on the rise when he made this comedy, based on the play Lord Chumley by David Belasco and Henry C. De Mille (father of directors Cecil B. De Mille and William C. De Mille). Gaspar Le Sage (Cyril Chadwick) sends Annabelle Wu (Anna May Wong) to steal plans for a coast defense movement. The papers are in the hands of Lieutenant Butterworth (William Boyd), and she easily vamps them away from him. Butterworth faces a court-martial and disgrace until his friend Lord Chumley (Griffith) offers to help locate the documents. Le Sage does everything he can to stop him, while at the same time courting Chumley's sweetheart, Eleanor (Viola Dana), who happens to be Butterworth's sister. Chumley manages to track the papers to Annabelle's apartment, but then he has to rescue Eleanor, who is now in Le Sage's clutches. He pursues the villain by motorboat and saves Eleanor. Unfortunately they wind up in the middle of a floating target which is being used for gun practice. The couple manage to escape, and then make a triumphant return.



brother, espionage, false-accusation, fiancee, justice, possession, robbery, secret-plan, secrets, sinister, treason, villain