White Man (1924)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Alice Joyce stars in this tale of darkest Africa. Lady Andrea Pellor (Joyce) agrees to marry a rich South African mine owner only because her parents are in dire financial straits. Just before the wedding, she decides she can't go through with it, and begs an aviator (Kenneth Harlan), whose plane has landed on the beach nearby, to take her away. The aviator takes her into the jungle, where he is known only as White Man. When Lady Andrea contracts jungle fever, he nurses her back to health. They fall in love, but Lady Andrea suspects he is a fugitive from the law, so she treats him with reserve and suspicion. White Man's enemy, the River Thief (the ever-villainous Walter Long), kidnaps Lady Andrea and takes her to his cabin. White Man rescues her by crashing through its roof with his aeroplane. After he returns her to civilization, she discovers that he's a war buddy of her brother (a fledgling actor by the name of Clark Gable, billed at the time as "Clarke Gable"). Before he can return alone to the jungle, she drops her reserve to admit her love for him.