The Apache (1928)

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One of the more palatable non-Frank Capra silent films from Columbia Pictures, The Apache is not a western. The title character, played by Don Alvarado, is one of those beret-wearing French dancers who tosses his partner about on stage. Alvarado commits a murder, and hero Warner Richmond is blamed. Professional knife-thrower Margaret Livingston utilizes her specialty to extract a confession from the tremulous Alvarado. The tiny Columbia backlot successfully stands in for Paris' Montmartre district, an illusion enhanced by Ted Tetzlaff's murky photography.

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killing, bishop, confession [criminal], court-minstrel, criminal, false-accusation, history, image [picture], investigation, island, love, murder, partner, poet, spiritual, symbolism