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The Blue Eagle (1926)

George and Big Jim are comrades in the Navy but rivals outside it, both fighting for the love of Rose, the local policeman's daughter. When the war is over Father Regan tries to unite them ... See full summary »

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Rose Kelly
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Big Tim Ryan
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Mrs. Mary Rohan
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Limpy Darcy (as Phillip Ford)
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Jerry Madden ...
Baby Tom
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George and Big Jim are comrades in the Navy but rivals outside it, both fighting for the love of Rose, the local policeman's daughter. When the war is over Father Regan tries to unite them against dope traffic that has George's brother in it, and to make them settle their differences through a boxing fight. Written by BSK

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A FIGHTING DRAMA OF ADVENTURE, COURAGE, LOYALTY AND STRENGTH ON THE HIGH SEAS (original lobby card-all caps)

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12 September 1926 (USA)  »

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The Devil's Master  »

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Really odd minor Ford picture
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Imagine a version of What Price Glory in which the two brawlin' rivals take on a big drug dealer who has a James Bond-like lair complete with submarine. You couldn't have sold that as a blaxploitation film to AIP in the 70s-- though you might be able to sell it as a Jackie Chan movie now-- but who'd have ever thought that you could have sold it as a John Ford picture at Fox in the twenties? That's basically what this very minor but watchable Ford film is about; it might be better if the lost footage, sadly, didn't include the big naval battle scene in the middle. Gaynor is charming as the object of the rivals' affection, though this is no rival to Sunrise as a pairing of her and O'Brien.


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