The Law of the Yukon (1920)

Drama | September 1920

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HISTORY

Songs of a Sourdough was reprinted as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses . According to news items, the company of 65 persons spent three months in Port Henry, NY shooting the picture. Bird Millman was an aerial performer for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus. This was the first film of Nancy Deaver, an Australian ... More Less

Songs of a Sourdough was reprinted as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses . According to news items, the company of 65 persons spent three months in Port Henry, NY shooting the picture. Bird Millman was an aerial performer for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus. This was the first film of Nancy Deaver, an Australian actress. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Oct 20
p. 1999.
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3302.
MPN
24 Apr 20
p. 3678.
MPN
30 Aug 20
p. 12.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2283.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 2715.
MPW
10 Apr 20
p. 280.
MPW
25 Sep 20
p. 534.
Wid's
19 Sep 20
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "The Law of The Yukon" in Songs of a Sourdough by Robert W. Service (New York, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Mayflower Photoplay Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15552
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,614
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Morgan Kleath, fleeing an unfaithful wife in San Francisco, goes to the Yukon to establish a daily newspaper. Shortly after arriving, he meets Goldie Meadows, the ward of dance hall proprietor Tim Meadows. Upon exhibiting an interest in Goldie, Morgan arouses the jealousy of Joe Duke, one of her admirers, and during a fight between the two, Goldie comes to Kleath's aid when he is stabbed in the back. Later, when Duke's associates rob Meadow's safe, a number of clues point to Kleath and he is arrested and charged with the crime. Just as the court declares him guilty, Kleath's wife arrives from San Francisco and testifies that she had seen Kleath and Goldie together the night of the robbery. To save Goldie's reputation, Kleath had refused to defend himself with this alibi. After completing her testimony, Mrs. Kleath is shot and killed by members of the Duke gang, freeing Kleath to make Goldie an "honest ... +


Morgan Kleath, fleeing an unfaithful wife in San Francisco, goes to the Yukon to establish a daily newspaper. Shortly after arriving, he meets Goldie Meadows, the ward of dance hall proprietor Tim Meadows. Upon exhibiting an interest in Goldie, Morgan arouses the jealousy of Joe Duke, one of her admirers, and during a fight between the two, Goldie comes to Kleath's aid when he is stabbed in the back. Later, when Duke's associates rob Meadow's safe, a number of clues point to Kleath and he is arrested and charged with the crime. Just as the court declares him guilty, Kleath's wife arrives from San Francisco and testifies that she had seen Kleath and Goldie together the night of the robbery. To save Goldie's reputation, Kleath had refused to defend himself with this alibi. After completing her testimony, Mrs. Kleath is shot and killed by members of the Duke gang, freeing Kleath to make Goldie an "honest woman." +

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