Director James Young guided his wife Clara Kimball Young through the five reels of The Heart of the Blue Ridge. Young plays a girl of the mountains who becomes the romantic bone of contention between two hillbillies. She favors her neighbor Chester Barnett, but moonshiner Robert Cummings (no, not that Robert Cummings) won't take "nope" for an answer. Cummings abducts Young, intending to have his way with her, but Barnett intervenes. The climactic set-to is excitingly staged high atop a treacherous mountain.
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