Blinding Trail (1919)

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Manly Universal silent star Monroe Salisbury stars in this drama, which has a rugged lumber camp as its backdrop. Jim McKenzie (Salisbury) is the camp boss, and the owner, Halverson (Alfred Allen), comes to look things over, bringing his daughter Helen (Claire Anderson) and his niece, Adele Grey (Helen Jerome Eddy) with him. Both girls take to McKenzie -- Helen, because of his powerful physique and Adele because of his depth and humanity. McKenzie saves Helen from an accident which temporarily blinds him, and while he's recovering, Helen convinces him to marry her. They wed when his sight returns, and they have a child. But then his eyes go bad again and his helplessness causes Helen to lose interest. She becomes involved with Jean Dubrey, the camp's assistant boss (Arthur Maude) and they plan to run away together. McKenzie discovers their plans and even though he can't see, he throws himself at Dubrey and a vicious fight ensues. Helen tries to stop them, but a stray bullet of Dubrey's hits her and kills her. McKenzie wins the fight and Dubrey dies. But a blow brings blind man's sight back, and when he sees Adele he realizes that she was the right woman all along.