God's Country and the Law (1921)

Melodrama | June 1921

Director:

Sidney Olcott

Writer:

Harry O. Hoyt

Cinematographer:

Lucien Tainguy

Production Designer:

Edward D. Venturini

Production Company:

Pine Tree Pictures
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LITERARY
Based on the novel God's Country and the Woman by James Oliver Curwood (Garden City, NY, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Pine Tree Pictures
Copyright Date:
19 July 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16766
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

'Poleon and his daughter Oachi live a happy existence in the North Woods, as do their neighbors, André and Marie Beauvais. Doré, a villainous whisky runner fleeing from the Northwest Mounted Police, is hospitably welcomed by 'Poleon; but when he forces his attentions on Oachi, her father drives him away. Terror-stricken by the loss of his rattlesnake amulet, and thus deprived of communion with the evil spirits, he is welcomed at André and Marie's cabin but is likewise thrashed soundly and sent on his way. Doré returns when Marie is ill, in André's absence, and kidnaps her during a storm; she escapes and leaps over an embankment, there to be found unconscious by Oachi the next day. Doré, driven mad with fear, returns to their home wounded, and a vision of Marie brings his ... +


'Poleon and his daughter Oachi live a happy existence in the North Woods, as do their neighbors, André and Marie Beauvais. Doré, a villainous whisky runner fleeing from the Northwest Mounted Police, is hospitably welcomed by 'Poleon; but when he forces his attentions on Oachi, her father drives him away. Terror-stricken by the loss of his rattlesnake amulet, and thus deprived of communion with the evil spirits, he is welcomed at André and Marie's cabin but is likewise thrashed soundly and sent on his way. Doré returns when Marie is ill, in André's absence, and kidnaps her during a storm; she escapes and leaps over an embankment, there to be found unconscious by Oachi the next day. Doré, driven mad with fear, returns to their home wounded, and a vision of Marie brings his death. +

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