The Mask (1921)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |  
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Kenneth Traynor (Jack Holt) and his valet, Francois (William Clifford), travel to Africa to look over some diamond mines. Back home, Traynor's business associate, Signor Enrico Keralio (Fred Malatesta), lusts after his wife, Helen (Hedda Nova), and it's obvious he's up to no good. At a South African saloon, Traynor runs into his black sheep brother, "Handsome Jack" (also Holt), who, it turns out, is in league with Francois -- who is in league with Keralio. When the boilers of the returning ship explode, Traynor is thought to be lost at sea, so Francois returns home with Jack posing as Traynor. Helen welcomes Jack as her husband, thinking that his trip must have affected his mind. Traynor, who has amnesia, has been rescued by a tramp steamer. He returns to his old home and is seen by his son, Mickey (Mickey Moore). Signor Keralio kidnaps Traynor and Mickey and sends for Helen. As Helen struggles with Keralio, Traynor's memory returns and he comes to her rescue. Keralio tries to shoot Traynor, but Jack has a sudden pang of conscience and takes the bullet himself.



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