Steele of the Royal Mounted (1925)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |  
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Based on a novel by popular pulp writer James Oliver Curwood, who had a passion for lusty Northwoods melodrama, Steele of the Royal Mounted told the old story of a young man, Philip Steele (Bert Lytell), who joins the Canadian Royal Mounted following a broken engagement. He is charged with capturing a notorious gambler (Stuart Holmes) and does so with dispatch. Along the way, Steele's former girlfriend returns to beg his forgiveness for past indiscretions. Although not totally unfamiliar with the great outdoors, stage and screen leading man Bert Lytell was better known for more topical melodramas. The producer of this film, Vitagraph, was soon gobbled up by the burgeoning Warner Bros.

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gambling, girlfriend, love, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), romance