Silver Treasure (1926)

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The celebrated Joseph Conrad novel The Silver Treasure was brought to the screen as Silver Treasure in 1926. The story is set in the mythical South American republic of Costaguana, where local hero Nostromo (George O'Brien) is regarded as the noblest man on earth. Nostromo is looked up to by everyone on the island of Sylaco, but events surrounding an Englishman named Charles Gould (Stewart Rome) put that good reputation to the test. Gould, the owner of a silver mine, asks Nostromo to protect his cargo, on the way to the wharves, from bandits. Bandits do strike, and in the ensuing fight, a woman is shot. The woman is the innkeeper's wife, and on her deathbed, she extracts a promise from Nostromo that he will marry her daughter Linda (Helene D'Algy). Nostromo agrees, even though he loves her cousin Giselle (Joan Renee). But first, Nostromo has to finish his task of seeing the silver ingots to safety. He puts the ingots on a sailboat, but he is once again attacked by bandits, this time on the sea. Nostromo's craft is wrecked, but he manages to squirrel away the silver amongst some rocks. Not wanting to marry Linda, and tempted by the thought of riches, he considers running away with Giselle and the ingots. Giselle, however, will have none of this scheme, and Nostromo is horrified at himself for even thinking of it. He confesses to Gould, who commends his honesty. After returning the silver, he discovers that Linda's mother has relinquished her death-bed request, and Nostromo is free to marry Giselle.

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bad-guy, conscience, good-guy, journey, loot, love, robbery, romance, silver