Whitewashed Walls (1919)

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This was supposed to be a burlesque on films about South American dictatorships, but it was cheaply made and not very good (for an excellent take on the same subject, see Harold Lloyd's classic 1923 feature, Why Worry?). Larry, a young American sculptor (William Desmond), is in an unidentified South American country and gets in trouble when he knocks out the Generalissimo at a Fourth of July celebration. Rosa, the local vamp (Carmen Phillips), hides the Generalissimo, who isn't dead as everyone assumes. Larry is to be taken to the wall and shot, but an Irishman posing as a South American (Walter Perry) comes in and reveals the Generalissimo's whereabouts. Larry is saved, and he grabs the girl.