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The Fighting Adventurer (1924)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1924 (USA)
Bill Pendleton is a happy-go-lucky college student adept at bot flying and football, accepts a wager from his fraternity pals that he will propose to any girl in the college they choose. ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Forman

Writers:

William Elwell Oliver (story), Raymond L. Schrock (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pat O'Malley ... Bill Pendleton
Mary Astor ... Mary O'Mallory
Raymond Hatton ... Denny Daynes and Po-Hsing-Chien
Warner Oland ... Fu Shing
Taylor Carroll Taylor Carroll ... W.F. Pendleton
Clarence Geldart ... William A. Pendleton (as Clarence Geldert)
Alfred Fisher Alfred Fisher ... Mr. O'Mallory
Jack Byron Jack Byron ... Alfred Rutland
James Wang James Wang ... Lee Yong
Emmett King Emmett King ... College Professor (as Emmett C. King)
Jane Starr ... Lizzie
Frank Kingsley Frank Kingsley ... Harry March
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brady ... (as Edwin J. Brady)
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Storyline

Bill Pendleton is a happy-go-lucky college student adept at bot flying and football, accepts a wager from his fraternity pals that he will propose to any girl in the college they choose. Mary O'Malley is chosen and, unaware of the wager, accepts Bill's fraternity pin, Bill having proposed to her in earnest. But Mary hears about the wager and thoroughly disgusted with Bill, leaves college and goes to China to join her missionary father. A remorseful Bill follows her there and redeems himself by rescuing Mary and her father from a band of revolutionaries. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | Sport | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fighting American See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Carl Laemmle, obviously convinced of the audiences desire for pure escapism, billed this movie as: "Guaranteed not to make you think." See more »

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wonderful story, great stunts....
5 March 2006 | by kineticaSee all my reviews

At a time when action is all EFFECT by some computer, this old time movie had both contrived action as well as REAL stunts done by BRAVE people who might have DIED performing them.

In a safe Hollywood where the real world is slaughtering each other with NO regard for human rights to life, the old style made movies where life could be lost in the making of the movie.

Further the story line and the characters are all plausible and endearing in their enactment.

I recommend this movie for the aficionado's of silent film. The side character of a soldier who is befriended by the hero, then helps the hero is well done as well. It is a rousing example of movies the way movies should be made once in a while:

ENTERTAINING.


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