Douglas Fairbanks (as Gerald, a "Son of the Idle Rich") jumps from stage to screen as "The Lamb", an extension of the successful Broadway character he'd been playing during the first half of the decade. Mr. Fairbanks had essayed a smaller role in "The Martyrs of the Alamo"; wisely, it was held back until "The Lamb" premiered. This was the first of Fairbanks' successful Triangle/D.W. Griffith-supervised run of films. It's a good introduction to an amazing silent film career, which ended with "The Iron Mask" (1929).
Fairbanks is a wealthy "Lovesick Lamb", head-over-heels for beautiful Seena Owen (as Mary, "The American Girl"). Ms. Owen is set for a big society wedding with woolly Fairbanks; but, their relationship is threatened by Fairbanks' timid nature. Owens wishes her "lamb" were more like "Her Model Type of Man", Alfred Paget (as "The Goat"). So, Fairbanks heads west, to prove his mettle. Down Mexico way, he encounters savage Native Americans. Later, Fairbanks knowingly sent "The Lamb" to Buster Keaton ("The Saphead").
***** The Lamb (9/23/15) Christy Cabanne ~ Douglas Fairbanks, Seena Owen, Alfred Paget
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