The dashing and dazzling Douglas Fairbanks was the movie star who "swash buckled in Zorro, dueled exuberantly in Robin Hood and soared magnificently in The Thief of Bagdad". He was the "First King of Hollywood". His life story unfolds with American history and the emergence of the film industry as backdrop. His style made him the perfect American icon. At a time when the country did not have any self-doubt, he represented America like no one else: strong, confident, heroic, smiling and conquering. He was "Everybody's Hero". He married the "America's Sweetheart"; Mary Pickford, he also started, with Pickford, Chaplin and Griffith, the United Artists Studio which is still a Hollywood player today. This film is the life of Douglas Fairbanks in a first person narration.