From Headquarters (1929)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Most of Monte Blue's talking-picture career was spent in small character roles, but he was still regarded as a bankable leading man when he appeared in the early Warner Bros. talkie From Headquarters. Blue is cast as gutsy U.S. Marine Captain Slappy Smith, assigned to rescue a passel of tourists from the Central American jungle. While fulfilling his duties, Smith falls in love with one of the unfortunate tourists, beautiful Mary Dyer (Gladys Brockwell). This poses a problem for native gal Innocencia (Ethylene Clair) to whom a drunken Smith had previously pledged eternal devotion. Much of the film is stolen by Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as slow-witted Sergeant Wilmer.



captain [military], jungle, Marines, missing-person, search, stranded, tourist