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The Fighting Lieutenant (1913)

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A cavalry officer, stationed on the Mexican border, falls in love with a beautiful señorita.



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Cast overview:
Harold Lockwood
Eugenie Besserer
Adele Lane
Al Ernest Garcia
George Hernandez
William Hutchinson


Don Arguello, in order to get the fortune of his ward, Princess Irma, insists that she marry him. The high-spirited girl repulses him as equally unworthy of love or respect, but temporizes with him. About this time Captain Falconbridge, of the U. S. Cavalry, who is stationed at the Mexican border, is introduced to Irma at Don Arguello's home by Don Carlos, a high-grade young Mexican, who consorts with Americans. At a later visit Don Arguello happens on the scene and shows his immediate disapproval by insulting the American flag which Falconbridge has presented to Irma. This so incenses the soldier that he requests the ladies to leave the room while he gives the old roué a sound trouncing. He has completed this in satisfactory fashion, the furniture being wrecked in the struggle, when a detachment of Mexican soldiers arrive. Falconbridge escapes the vengeance of the reinforcements by leaping through a window. Irma, who is waiting the outcome of the fight in the garden, decides to fly ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance





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20 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Fancy Poultry (1913). See more »

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