The Greater Law (1917)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director Lynn Reynolds adapted the screenplay of The Greater Law from The Code of the Klondike, a magazine story by Charles J. Wilson Jr.. Myrtle Gonzalez stars as Barbara Henderson, who journeys to Alaska to avenge the reported death of her brother Jimmy (G. M. Rickets). Determined to become a crack shot, Barbara is instructed in the intricacies of gunplay by good-looking prospector Cort Dorian (Lawrence Peyton). Barbara falls in love with Cort, a fact that causes her no end of anguish when she is led to believe that Cort was responsible for her brother's death. Grimly, Barbara challenges Cort to a gun duel, which she wins. Fortunately, Cort recovers from his wounds, while Barbara's brother, who hasn't been killed after all, returns in the company of his new bride "Seattle" Lou (Gretchen Lederer). George Hernandez, the husband of star Myrtle Gonzalez, showed up in a scene-pilfering supporting role.

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brother, elopement, family-member, killing, love, prostitute/prostitution, revenge, romance