The Knock on the Door (1923)

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Former serial star Eddie Polo stars in this mediocre romantic adventure, which was offered on a States' Rights basis. Although Polo, at 48, was getting a bit too old for the stunt stuff -- not to mention romance -- he still proves to be impressively athletic. While sleeping, Polo's hero dreams of meeting a beautiful girl (Kathleen Myers, who frequently co-starred with him). Over and over again he saves her from a gang of crooks and certain death with his impressive feats of strength and agility. In the end he marries her. Then, much to his disappointment, he wakes up. He pines for his dream girl until, to his surprise, he actually meets her. They wind up embroiled in a number of adventures that bear an eerie resemblance to his dream. By the end of the movie, it looks like the pair are headed to the altar, wide-eyed and awake. This was one of the last times Polo appeared in an American-made film.