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I Like Your Nerve

I Like Your Nerve(1931)

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Larry O'Brien is forcibly evicted from a Central American country and is trying to decide where to go next when he sees Diane Forsythe riding past in a chauffeur-driven car. He follows her and learns she is the stepdaughter of finance minister Areal Pacheco and is about to marry the wealthy and much older Clive Latimer. Larry tries to dissuade Diane from the marriage. Larry suspects that Pacheco has been borrowing money from the country's funds and that Latimer has promised him the money in return for Diane's hand. A visit to Pacheco confirms Larry's suspicions. Determined to keep Diane away from Larry, Pacheco and Latimer arrange to have her kidnapped until the marriage can take place. Larry learns of the plans and, disguising himself as one of the kidnappers, spirits Diane away to the house of his friend, Archie Lester. Disguising his voice, he demands ransom money from Pacheco equaling the amount that Pacheco owes to the national coffers, and then pressures Latimer into providing the ransom. After he receives the money, Diane returns home. Larry gives Pacheco the money in exchange for Diane, leaving Latimer and Pacheco to quarrel about who is really entitled to the money.