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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 May 17
p. 1536.
Motog
5 May 17
p. 962.
MPN
12 May 17
p. 3014.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 28, 40
MPW
12 May 17
p. 975.
NYDM
5 May 17
p. 28.
Variety
4 May 17
p. 14.
Wid's
10 May 17
p. 295.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
17 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10629
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Howland travels to the frozen North to build a branch of the Hudson Bay Railroad. There he meets and falls in love with Meleese Thoreau who warns him that her three bloodthirsty brothers, Max, Pierre and François, have sworn vengeance against a man named John Howland, the son of a man who killed their mother, and that torture and death await him along the route to his station. Just as Meleese said, Howland is pursued by the vengeance starved brothers. Captured and near death several times, Howland manages to escape with the assistance of Meleese and the half-breed Jean Croisset, until the brothers discover that they have been pursuing the wrong Howland, and all ends happily with the union of the two ... +


John Howland travels to the frozen North to build a branch of the Hudson Bay Railroad. There he meets and falls in love with Meleese Thoreau who warns him that her three bloodthirsty brothers, Max, Pierre and François, have sworn vengeance against a man named John Howland, the son of a man who killed their mother, and that torture and death await him along the route to his station. Just as Meleese said, Howland is pursued by the vengeance starved brothers. Captured and near death several times, Howland manages to escape with the assistance of Meleese and the half-breed Jean Croisset, until the brothers discover that they have been pursuing the wrong Howland, and all ends happily with the union of the two lovers. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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