Back to God's Country (1927)

Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The frequently filmed James Oliver Curwood yarn Back to God's Country was given reverential treatment in this impressive Universal production. Captain Blake (Walter Long), skipper of a trading vessel, makes his semi-annual trek to a northern seaport in the company of his roughneck crew. Taking a fancy to Renee Debois (Renee Adoree), the daughter of trapper Jean Debois (Mitchell Lewis), the lustful Blake vows to make the girl his bride. He forces Jean to consent to the marriage by threatening to turn the trapper over to the authorities on a murder charge. Renee is temporarily rescued by handsome engineer Bob Stanton (Robert Frazer), though it's clear we haven't seen the last of Blake. The rivalry between the two men over Renee's affections is resolved in a rugged dog-sled race through a blinding blizzard, with Blake pulling every underhanded trick in the book to incapacitate -- or terminate -- his young opponent.

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bad-guy, blackmail, blizzard, captain [military], damsel-in-distress, dog-sled, engineering, good-guy, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, murder, race/ethnicity, rescue, rival, romance