Grace Darmond, who had made quite a splash in the 1921 (and still extant) serial The Hope Diamond Mystery, returned to the Saturday matinees as Marjorie Stanton, the treasure-hunting damsel-in-distress of A Dangerous Adventure, produced in 15 chapters and directed by two of the Warner Brothers, Sam and Jack L. Warner. Marjorie and her sister Edith (Derelys Perdue) accompany their uncle (Jack Richardson) on a treasure hunt to Darkest Africa, where the latter fiendishly attempts to sell Marjorie to Ubanga (Rex de Roselli), the local High Priest. Happily, also along for the ride is handsome MacDonald Hayden (Philo McCullough), a wild game hunter who rescues both girls from several fates worse than death. A Dangerous Adventure was a troubled production that fully lived up to its name off-camera as well as on. Originally cast as Marjorie, Josephine Hill had to be replaced by Darmond after being bitten on the hands and legs by one of her own leopards, and according to Sam Warner, "an artist we had working insisted on shaking hands with a lion." The craftsman in question nearly lost his hand and an animal trainer got too careless and reportedly suffered 22 wounds. An extra, meanwhile, attempted to put out a flaming torch and, again according to Warner, "nearly burned the place down." Judging from contemporary reviews, the end result of all these mishaps was merely adequate.
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