The Cavalier (1928)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Silent-screen stunt man turned action-adventure star Richard Talmadge portrayed a masked rider coming to the rescue of an impoverished but noble Spanish girl ordered by her father to marry a wealthy suitor. This essentially silent Zorro imitation included a few badly dubbed songs by a star who definitely had seen his better days. The German-born Talmadge (née Metzetti and of Italian-Swiss ancestry) had no future as an actor in talkies, and he consequently went behind the camera as a second-unit director.



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