The Golden Age of Hollywood

This is a movie that has been made twice. The first was a silent version in 1916 and the one I watched was made twenty years later. It stars John Boles, Wallace Beery and Barbara Stanwyck.

The story is based on the actual event of Rowan's (played by John Boles) carrying a message from President McKinley to Garcia in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Some pretty good performances by all the cast but Wallace Beery steals the picture IMO.

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Comment by Joanne C on March 17, 2009 at 7:23am
I had read "Message to Garcia" as a short article, but I didn't realize it had been made into a film. Thanks for the heads up Bill.

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