Granite-jawed Jack Holt plays a rugged logger in The Ancient Highway. When not cutting down trees and shouting "TIMMMM-BERRRRR!", Holt has to deal with someone who's sabotaging the camp. The miscreant turns out to be the odious Montagu Love, whom Holt dispenses with in a climactic fisticuffs session. Billie Dove provides the toothsome romantic interest. Miss Dove was then the wife of Ancient Highway director Irvin Willat, who was Jack Holt's favorite megger until Frank Capra came along. The film was based on a story by Great White North specialist James Oliver Curwood.
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