The North Wind's Malice (1920)

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This rugged Rex Beach story, which takes place during the Alaskan gold rush, is really more character study than adventure. After a petty argument, Roger (Tom Santschi) leaves his wife, and when he hears rumors that she is involved with Carter (Joe King), he heads farther north. While he is away, he writes to his wife but she never receives the letters. Meanwhile, back in Roger's hometown, a couple, Abe (William H. Strauss) and Rachel (Vera Gordon), have fallen on hard times. Tom (Walter Abell) helps them out, but he has also lied to Roger about Carter, who is not the womanizer Roger assumes him to be. Carter, in fact, finds Roger's wife a place to stay because she is about to have a child. Carter goes to Roger to inform him of his baby's birth, but Roger misunderstands and tries to kill him. Eventually he finds out the truth and is reunited with his family.

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reunion, family, love, marital-problems, marriage, separation