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The American Film Co. rereleased In Bad in 1921 as Quick Action , the title under which they copyrighted the film on 7 Feb ... More Less

The American Film Co. rereleased In Bad in 1921 as Quick Action , the title under which they copyrighted the film on 7 Feb 1921. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 449.
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 293.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 526.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 379.
Variety
1 Feb 18
p. 43.
Wid's
14 Feb 18
p. 941.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Quick Action
Release Date:
21 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Co.
Copyright Date:
7 February 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16110
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Worried that her nephew, Monty Miles, is interested only in fighting, Aunt Theodosia offers the young ruffian $50,000 to get married and settle down, but he turns her down scornfully. Boxing with his trainer, Lefty Ned, Monty is knocked over the bannister and lands at the feet of Victoria Harrison, who regards him with disgust. Victoria's father, archeologist Richard Harrison, wants Aunt Theodosia to join his party on a Yucatan treasure hunt, and although Monty begs to go along so that he might be near the radiant Victoria, he is excluded because of his boorish manners. Undaunted, Monty follows the expedition to the ruins of Uxmal, where he learns that Slick Edwards and his gang plan to lock the party in a tomb and then escape with the treasure. While Edwards locks the group up, Monty discovers the secret door that leads to the treasure, and after securing the gold, he defeats Edwards in a tremendous fight among the dimly lit ruins. Approaching the door of the tomb, Monty offers to free Victoria if she will marry him, and his Aunt Theodosia if she will renew her original ... +


Worried that her nephew, Monty Miles, is interested only in fighting, Aunt Theodosia offers the young ruffian $50,000 to get married and settle down, but he turns her down scornfully. Boxing with his trainer, Lefty Ned, Monty is knocked over the bannister and lands at the feet of Victoria Harrison, who regards him with disgust. Victoria's father, archeologist Richard Harrison, wants Aunt Theodosia to join his party on a Yucatan treasure hunt, and although Monty begs to go along so that he might be near the radiant Victoria, he is excluded because of his boorish manners. Undaunted, Monty follows the expedition to the ruins of Uxmal, where he learns that Slick Edwards and his gang plan to lock the party in a tomb and then escape with the treasure. While Edwards locks the group up, Monty discovers the secret door that leads to the treasure, and after securing the gold, he defeats Edwards in a tremendous fight among the dimly lit ruins. Approaching the door of the tomb, Monty offers to free Victoria if she will marry him, and his Aunt Theodosia if she will renew her original offer. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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