Phantom of the North (1929)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced and directed by Poverty Row entrepreneur Harry S. Webb, this very low-budget silent Northwest melodrama starred Edith Roberts, a former Ziegfeld girl, as Doris Rayburn, whose trapper boyfriend, Bob Donald (Donald Keith), is falsely accused of killing a colleague. The real killer, however, is the nefarious Jules Gregg, played to perfection by a pre-Frankenstein monster Boris Karloff. According to contemporary reviews, a "pack of wild wolves" that appeared in the film actually consisted of rather well-fed police dogs. Not exactly top stars, Donald Keith and Roberts were once popular leading players, whose careers went nowhere after the changeover to sound. The latter, sadly, died during childbirth in 1935.

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accusation, dog, false-accusation, fur-trapper, horse, innocence, killing, murder, robbery