Hugh Drummond goes broke living too high and turns to crime in order to pay his bills.

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Captain Swagger / Hugh Drummond
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Sue Arnold - Dancer
Richard Tucker ...
Phil Poole
Victor Potel ...
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Ullrich Haupt ...
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Hugh Drummond goes broke living too high and turns to crime in order to pay his bills.

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Crime | Drama

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14 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Capitão Mata Sete  »

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(RCA Photophone System) (musical score and sound effects)

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1.33 : 1
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Captain Swagger flies a SPAD with Hat in the Ring markings of the Escadrille Lafayette (but with a rudely positioned hand added. Von Stahl flies what appears to be a Fokker DVII with markings of a snake squashing the Hat. See more »

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Captain Swagger
Written by Charles Weinberg and Irving Bibo
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Rather silly...
19 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Captain Swagger" is a late silent film that has slipped into the public domain. Considering how inconsequential the movie is, I can understand why its copyright was allowed to expire.

Then the film begins, it's World War I and Hugh Drummond (Rod La Rocque) is a devil-may-care pilot. During one engagement with the infamous German ace, Van Stahl, one ends up saving the life of the other through some stupid sense of chivalry*. The war ends and Hugh has trouble establishing himself and makes a few bucks working for films doing stunt flying. He then meets a nice young lady who is also down on her luck. To win her, the audience things Drummond has resorted to a life of crime (the summary on IMDb is wrong about this by the way) and in the process meets his old nemesis Van Stahl--who really IS a crook. Drummond decides to help him straighten up his act and the film ends.

This is a very inconsequential film and the plot never makes much sense. It could have used more acting, a more complex script and a reason to watch it in the first place.

*I am so happy that Drummond and Van Stahl became buddies and looked on each other as comrades. This does seem ludicrous, however, in light of 17,000,000 dead.


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