Out of the Drifts (1916)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Marguerite Clark vehicle was set in London and Switzerland, courtesy of the Famous Players back lot and the snowy peaks of Northern California. Having come to the Alps to cure himself of alcoholism, British ne'er-do-well George Van Rensselear (William Courtleigh Jr.) falls for Swiss miss Elsie (Clark). When the two are trapped in an avalanche, the rakish George tries to seduce Elsie, but she fights off his advances. After their rescue, George realizes he's done Elsie wrong, but before he can make amends he is called back to London. Heartbroken, Elsie begins to waste away, much to the dismay of local mountain guide Rudolph (J.W. Johnston), who has always been in love with her. Upon discovering that George isn't a total rotter, merely a misguided youth, Rudolph selflessly arranges to bring Elsie and the Englishman back together again.

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disaster, survivor, alcoholism, avalanche, forbidden-love, guide, love, playboy, romance, seduction