Rapids (1922)

Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This tale of the Canadian logging industry is compromised by a confusing plot, a lack of action -- and a scene that shows a Long Island billboard in the background. Harry T. Morey plays Robert Fisher Clarke, a promoter who comes to a small Canadian town. He harnesses the power of the rapids and builds a pulp mill. One of his employees, Jim Belding (Walter Miller), has a fiancée, Elsie Worden (Mary Astor), with whom Clarke falls in love. Behind the scenes, there is much intrigue going on amongst Clarke's backers. They order the factory closed, and the workers revolt. Belding is shoved into the rapids and has to fight for his life. The militia is called in and Clarke, who is at the mercy of the mob, is rescued. The bad guys are finally removed from the company, and Elsie comes to realize that she loves Belding after all. Clarke's job in this neck of the woods is done, and he leaves, taking with him a little girl he has adopted.

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business, investing