Uncharted Channels (1920)

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The conservative, political sentiments of Americans in the 1920s were decidedly anti-communist, and this comedy-drama lends a mocking, satiric touch to the Bolshevists that it portrays. Because he is an idler, Timothy Webb, Jr. (H.B. Warner) is disinherited by his father. Instead, his uncle Roger (Percy Challenger) gets the senior Webb's plumbing business. But Roger is ruining the company through his incompetence, so Tim goes to work there under another name to see what he can do. He finds some of the workers have come under "red" influence and are being agitated into striking because they've received a ten percent instead of a 20 percent raise. Along the way, Tim meets Sylvia Kingston (Kathryn Adams), an heiress who has been taken in by the radicals' fancy talk of a "golden day when nobody shall do anything." First he shows her where she has gone wrong, and then he borrows enough money from her to buy out his uncle. With his American work ethic and fighting spirit, he vanquishes the reds and wins Sylvia's heart.