Under Crimson Skies (1920)

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Yank Barstow (Elmo Lincoln) is the tough captain of a ship headed to South America. On board is Vance Clayton (Harry Van Meter), his wife Helen (Mabel Ballin), and their daughter, Peg (Nancy Caswell). Clayton supposedly has a shipment of pianos, but Barstow discovers that the crates really contain ammunition meant for a band of revolutionaries. There is a mutiny on the ship, and when they arrive at port, Barstow is sentenced to five years in prison. He allows this to happen only to save Helen and her little girl from disgrace. But he escapes and goes to live with a group of beachcombers. He becomes their leader after vanquishing the king beachcomber, Baltimore Bucko (Noble Johnson), in a fist fight. The group comes in handy when Barstow finds out that the revolutionaries are storming the American consulate. He gathers the men together, and they squash the revolutionaries. Clayton is killed when he tries to run away, and Helen finds happiness with Barstow.