The Law of the Great Northwest (1918)

Drama | 14 April 1918

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1303.
ETR
27 Apr 18
p. 1692.
MPN
27 Apr 18
p. 2585.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 888.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 589.
Variety
19 Apr 18
p. 45.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
p. 1098.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 April 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hal Sinclair, the chief agent at the Fort Roscher trading post in the Canadian Northwest, controls the town and cheats the trappers, until a group of independent fur traders arrives. After nearly all of the traders are killed by Sinclair's brutal henchman, Mont Brennan, Officer Jamison of the North West Mounted Police is sent to investigate. Charles Morin, a wealthy French Canadian businessman, also arrives at Fort Roscher that week with the intention of entering the fur trade, and soon falls in love with Petain Monest's pretty daughter Marie. Sinclair, who also loves Marie, commissions Brennan to kill the young trader, but Marie overhears their plans. As Brennan is taking aim, Marie shoots and kills him and subsequently is accused of murder. Jamison has also fallen in love with Marie, but realizing that she prefers Morin, he decides to stand by the young couple. With Jamison's help, Marie is exonerated and finally joined to the man whose life she ... +


Hal Sinclair, the chief agent at the Fort Roscher trading post in the Canadian Northwest, controls the town and cheats the trappers, until a group of independent fur traders arrives. After nearly all of the traders are killed by Sinclair's brutal henchman, Mont Brennan, Officer Jamison of the North West Mounted Police is sent to investigate. Charles Morin, a wealthy French Canadian businessman, also arrives at Fort Roscher that week with the intention of entering the fur trade, and soon falls in love with Petain Monest's pretty daughter Marie. Sinclair, who also loves Marie, commissions Brennan to kill the young trader, but Marie overhears their plans. As Brennan is taking aim, Marie shoots and kills him and subsequently is accused of murder. Jamison has also fallen in love with Marie, but realizing that she prefers Morin, he decides to stand by the young couple. With Jamison's help, Marie is exonerated and finally joined to the man whose life she saved. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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