The Devil's Trail (1919)

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In a post located in the far reaches of the frozen North, whiskey runner Dubec (Fred M. Malatesa) murders the wife of commander Sergeant Delisle and kidnaps his eighteen-year-old daughter. Over the next twelve years, the Sergeant's younger daughter Julie (Betty Compson) grows up and, as he is unable to control the wild happenings at Chino Landing, he is relieved of his post. Young Sergeant MacNair (George Larkin) comes to take over, and he is taken with Julie, but she scorns him because he took her father's job. Dubec, meanwhile, is still in business and running the sleaziest kind of dance hall. He captures both MacNair and Julie, and forces the girl to appear as a dancer at his club. MacNair escapes, and with the help of Delisle, overcomes Dubec and his cronies. Delisle is reunited with his older daughter, while Julie finally succumbs to MacNair's masculine appeal.

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bad-guy, good-guy, kidnapping, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), officer, outlaw [Western], rescue