Gentleman from America (1923)

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Although portraying a doughboy in this comedy-adventure seems like a stretch for cowboy star Hoot Gibson, it really isn't -- he served in World War I. A pair of American servicemen, Dennis O'Shane (Gibson) and Johnny Day (Tom O'Brien), get two weeks' furlough and plan to spend it in Paris. But instead they wind up in a Spanish principality called Cardonia. O'Shane falls in love with the beautiful Carmen Navarro (Louis Lorraine), daughter of the reigning Grand Duke (Albert Prisco). But Carmen is already promised to a Spanish Don (Frank Leigh), even though she doesn't love him, and to save her, O'Shane masquerades as a Robin Hood type of bandit. He winds up being elected overlord of the province -- and then the M.P.s arrive and take him into custody for being A.W.O.L. Before he leaves, however, he promises Carmen he will return, just as soon as his punishment is over.



fantasy-world, gambling, leave, love, militant, military, train [locomotive], tyrant