William Boyd and Louis Wolheim are frenemy POW’s who escape and make for warmer climes. They meet Arabian princess Mary Astor (um…) and decide to save her from an unsavory arranged marriage. Producer Howard Hughes hoarded this film in his vault, the villain. One of the best wartime bromance pictures of the silent era. Nice balance of action, comedy and romance. Worth seeking out.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Boyd and Astor ride off into the sunset in a carriage driven by Wolheim. A trio!
If it were a dessert it would be:
S’mores Brownies. Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
Read my full-length review here.
Availability: Alas, not on DVD but it airs on TCM sometimes.