The Eagle (1925)
The main characters’ motivations, including their pivotal love triangle, are established after a mere two minutes – impressive! From there on it is more than an hour of sentiment, intrigue, complications, romance, and playful fun. Very entertaining, though Valentino seems strangely foppish to the modern eye – more so than Douglas Fairbanks or even Erroll Flynn.
In my book of masked avengers.
»Revenge is sweet, but sometimes a girl is sweeter«