Her Fighting Chance (1917)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |  
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When postman Francois Breault (Fred Jones) is murdered, the Northwest Mounted Police send Corporal Blake (Percy G. Standing) to apprehend the killer. Circumstantial evidence points to Jan Thoreau (Thomas Holding) as the guilty party, but when Blake arrives at Thoreau's cabin, he isn't home. His wife, Marie (Jane Grey), however, is there. Blake pretends to be a friend of Thoreau's and she admits that yes, her husband and Breault had a disagreement and that he was away from home for a period of time. Blake, convinced that he has an open-and-shut case, tells Marie that he will let Thoreau get away if she give in to his lecherous demands. After a struggle, she is ready to give in, but then Thoreau arrives home. Blake arrests him, but Marie helps him to escape. Blake gives chase, but back at the post, the half-breed Pastamoo (William A. Cohill) confesses to the murder. The officers dash to the Thoreau cabin, and Blake starts a gunfight in which he winds up dead. With that, the Thoreaus are able to go back to their lives. This picture was adapted from the play The Fiddling Man by James Oliver Curwood.

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conflict, escape, God, husband, lynching, woman, woods [place]