The Isle of Retribution (1926)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |  
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Victor McLaglen (then billed as Victor M'Laglen) easily stole this drama away from its star, Robert Frazer. Frazer's character, Ned Cornet, isn't a particularly attractive hero; he's the weak-willed son of a wealthy man, Godfrey Cornet (David Torrence). The father sends his son northwards to examine some of his outlying trading posts. Along with Ned on the boat are his father's secretary, Bess Gilbert (Lillian Rich), and a young woman, Lenore Hardenworth (Mildred Harris), whose fortune-hunting mother (Kathleen Kirkham) is hoping to orchestrate a match between Ned and her daughter. The vessel collides with an iceberg, stranding the party on an island off the coast of Alaska. The brutish Siberian refugee, Doomsdorf (McLaglen), lives there with an Indian squaw, and he captures the castaways. Ned is forced to face Doomsdorf in a number of battles in his attempts to escape. Finally, when he and Bess are making their getaway, the squaw unleashes an avalanche of stones on Doomsdorf, burying him. Ned has finally become a real man, and his father is happy to see him wed Bess.

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avalanche, boating, craziness, family, father, island, millionaire, playboy, privacy, revenge, Russia, secretary, wedding