Gold Madness (1923)

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Although this poorly constructed Yukon tale was based on James Oliver Curwood's magazine story The Man From Ten Strike, it's surprisingly skimpy on outdoor scenes. As a result, it was not apt to satisfy fans of the author. Mitchell Lewis, however, is appropriately villainous as Scotty McGee, a swindler who goes to Alaska, makes a number of crooked mining deals, and steals Olga Kendall (Cleo Madison) from her husband, Jim (a miscast Guy Bates Post). Kendall goes on to work for the secret service, and, disguised as a millionaire, he sets out to arrest McGee and Olga, who are continuing to swindle unsuspecting miners. McGee does everything he can to double-cross Kendall and escape, but in the end, he trips himself up. Olga desperately tries to win Kendall back, but he refuses to be swayed by her manipulations and instead wins the honest love of pretty Hester Stanton (Grace Darmond).

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arrest, gold, mine, struggle, wife