Anne of Little Smoky (1921)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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This story of a rugged rural family made for an above-average programmer. The Brockton clan considers the mountain Little Smoky their own, but then the government comes in and declares it a forest and game preserve. This doesn't stop the family, who swears they will do what they want with the land. Forest ranger Bob Hayne (Joe King) catches the head Brockton (Frank Sheridan) poaching -- a nasty set of circumstances because Hayne loves Brockton's daughter Anne (Winifred Westover). The two men wind up in a fierce fist fight and Brockton is reported to be dead. Bloodhounds are set on Hayne's trail, but Anne, who is determined to save her lover, puts on an outfit of his so that the dogs will follow her. Unfortunately, she unwittingly leads the hounds right to him. On the same stormy night, Gita, a Gypsy girl (Dolores Cassinelli), is attacked by a vicious half breed, and shell-shocked war veteran Tom Brockton (Ralph Faulkner) comes to her rescue. The incident brings him back to his senses. Eventually the elder Brockton is found, very much alive, and he has become friends with Hayne, so all ends well. At the time this picture was made, Winifred Westover was married to cowboy star William S. Hart.

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arrest, claim, clan, enemy, father, forest, love, love-vs-duty, mountains, nemesis, responsibility