Secret Orders (1926)

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Evelyn Brent was known for playing lady crooks in the 1920s (in fact, she carried this typecasting into the sound era). In this drama -- very similar to the play Three Faces East, according to trade magazine Film Daily -- Brent switches to the right side of the law. Janet Graham (Brent) marries Eddie Delano (Harold Goodwin), only to discover she was being used as a front -- Delano didn't want to go fight in Europe because his work as a crook was netting him a lot of money. Janet's response is to become a secret service agent during WWI. Her boss, in charge of transports, is Bruce Corbin (Robert Frazer), and they fall in love. Delano, on the other hand, becomes an instrument of the Germans and spies on Corbin's transports. He kidnaps Janet and forces her to accompany him. She sends a radio transmission warning of the German sub, which is subsequently sunk. Corbin comes to her rescue, and Delano is killed. With her unwanted husband out of the way, Janet is able to marry her boss.