Isobel (1920)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Scottie Dean (Edward Pell) and his wife Isobel (Jane Novak) are passengers on board a whaling ship. Dean has a fight with the captain and throws him overboard. He and Isobel escape in a lifeboat and go into hiding at an Eskimo village. Mountie William MacVeigh (House Peters) is assigned the task of tracking Dean down. The Eskimo chief, Bye Bye (Horin Konishi), finds out about MacVeigh and warns the Deans. When the Mountie encounters Isobel, she is traveling back to civilization with her husband in a coffin. Taken with Isobel's beauty, MacVeigh does not investigate too deeply, and as a result, she and her husband evade his grasp. Corporal Bucky Smith (Tom Wilson) also goes after the Deans and MacVeigh arrests Scottie. Once they are away from Smith, he lets him go. Back at the station's cabin, he finds a little girl (Pearlie Norton) who reminds him of Isobel. Dean comes to claim the child, but dies of exhaustion. Isobel, mad from brain fever, drives the Mountie away, claiming that he killed Dean to make her his wife. Later, she is reported to have died.

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law, escape, killing, love, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), on-the-run, rape, revenge, romance