The Palace of Pleasure (1926)

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While this adventure tale, based on the play by Adolf Paul, was not true to the life of Lola Montez (in fact, the settings look far more modern than the mid-1800 period in which it was supposed to take place), it still has a lot of dramatic flair. Lola (Betty Compson) is loved by many men but the two most significant ones are Portuguese premier Don Sebastian (Henry Kolker) and Ricardo Madons (Edmund Lowe), leader of the opposing royalists. Don Sebastian has set a price on Madons' head, but Madons manages to abduct Lola and forces her to marry him. Lola sends for help and Don Sebastian's men arrest Madons. When Lola learns that he is to be shot, however, she realizes that she loves him after all and comes to his aid. She takes a bullet meant for him and almost dies from the wound. When she recovers, she and Madons escape across the border.