Fun Size Review: Across the Mexican Line (1911)

Interesting little espionage picture with Frances Gibson as an agent for the Mexican army and Romaine Fielding as the hapless American soldier who falls for her charms. It’s a very by-the-numbers plot but worth the view just to see Gibson and Fielding in action. (Fielding was voted #1 star in America in a 1913 popularity poll.)

Older film credits are always a tangled affair but it is possible that this film was directed by Alice Guy and it was certainly advertised as her company’s first big military picture.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Romaine is kidnapped by the Mexican army but Frances changes sides, telegraphs for help and the cavalry rides to the rescue in the ta-da nick of time. Told you cliches abound.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Miniature Chocolate Pudding Pie. Not much new but would you turn one down?

Availability: Rent or purchase via streaming.


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