When Dick (Monte Blue), the owner of a large corporation, finds out that the board of directors is about to vote him out of the company he fires back that he's already got the money from his wife's estate to buy them out first. While his faithless wife Vera (Natalie Moorehead) is considering how to tell her husband that she is having an affair with their family lawyer. On his arrival at home he finds that his wife has divorce papers in hand and is ready to leave for Paris.
From here Dick renounces capitalism and women and takes off for South America as a workman (coal stoker). But a sudden turn of events, in which he gets jailed and he ends up on a below-the-border plantation, where he rescues the pretty owner Margarita (Dorothy Burgess) from the skullduggery of bandit leader Santino (Noah Beery Sr.). In the mean while Margarita has fallen for Dick and tries changing his views on woman.
It takes the corrupt Nicaraguan police, a plantation in need of rescue, and a quick rebirth in his value system to finally convince him.
Running Time: 70 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR (Suitable for Children)
The durable Monte Blue was a romantic leading man of the silent days. He rose to stardom as a rugged romancer opposite Hollywood's top silent stars, including Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, and Norma Shearer, among many others. Blue became a dependable box-office attraction of the 1920s, playing everything from lawyers to baseball players.
Just before his demotion to the ranks of minor character actors, Monte Blue starred in an above-average series of programmers.
While Chester M. Franklin developed a reputation early on as a "children's" director. He abandoned this sort of fare in favor of grown-up projects in the 1920s. Though Chester M. Franklin had difficulty re-establishing himself in the talkie era, he finished on a high note with the movies he made in the 1930's.
This film gets a thumbs up from me because the plot always kept me guessing and I had no idea how it would end up. So many movies are so predictable you can figure out the end from the beginning, but not this one that involves divorce, corporate politics, romance, cheating women, the South American jungle and crime all in one short package. Yes, you can tell its' all going to work out well in the end for the lead actor, since this is a Hollywood film, but I dare you to figure out how it will be OK before the movie reveals itself. I also liked the idea of a guy giving up a corporate job to shovel coal because his woman did him wrong. (Written by Jen)
CAST & CREW:
Chester M Franklin
F. Hugh Herbert
Peter B. Kyne
Harry J. Vejar
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