~The Midshipman~
~230-121: Ramon Novarro~
~230-169: Ramon Novarro & Crauford Kent~
~Plot Synopsis~
Metro Goldwyn Mayer produced this drama with the cooperation of the Navy Department, and many of
the scenes -- including the graduation ceremony -- were actually shot at Annapolis Naval Academy. James
Randall (Ramon Novarro) enters the Academy and befriends freshman Ted Lawrence (Wesley Barry).
Ted's sister Patricia (Harriet Hammond) turns out to be a beauty, and Randall falls in love with her. The
wealthy but idle Basil Courtney (Crauford Kent) also wants Patricia, and he promises to cause difficulty.
While Randall is on duty, Courtney has a girl go into the guard room in an attempt to get him expelled.
Meanwhile, Ted gets himself in trouble and forges Randall's name on a check, forcing the midshipman to
confront the blackmailers himself. Courtney kidnaps Patricia and makes off with her on his yacht, but he
is pursued by a warship. Randall helps rescue her, just in time for the graduation exercises -- and their

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Written by: F. McGrew Willis

Based on a story by Carey Wilson

Ramon Novarro ...  Dick Randall
Harriet Hammond ...  Patricia Lawrence
Wesley Barry ...  Ted Lawrence
Margaret Seddon ...  Mrs. Randall
Crauford Kent ...  Basil Courtney
Pauline Key ...  Rita
Maurice Ryan ...  Fat
Harold Goodwin ...  Tex
William Boyd ...  Spud
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: Oliver T. Marsh
Stand-in for Ramon Novarro: Gilbert Roland
Mr. Novarro's Publicist: Herbert Howe

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: October 4, 1925
Filmed on location in Annapolis, Maryland, USA