Ghost of the Rancho (1918)

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A millionaire (Joseph J. Dowling) is fed up with the antics of his playboy grandson Jeffrey (Bryant Washburn), but he is willing to let him have one more party, which is held in a resort town. Jeffrey gets into a fight with a Mexican dancer over the dancer's partner, Mary Drew (Rhea Mitchell). Shots ring out, and one of Jeffrey's friends apparently winds up dead. Jeffrey heads into a Mexican border town to avenge his friend's death and finds out that the dancer is also a revolutionary. He also finds Mary, who has come home because of her father's death and who is now being harassed by this same Mexican. He kidnaps Mary, and Jeffrey goes to the retreat where she is being kept. He disguises himself as a ghost to scare off the Mexican's superstitious henchmen (it was 1918, so this kind of racist cliché was evidently taken in stride) and brings the Mexican to justice. The grandfather appears with the man Jeffrey thought shot and urges Mary to marry his grandson.