The Old Code (1928)

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A handsome French trapper must chose between an Indian girl and a pretty white orphan in this Northwoods melodrama produced by poverty row entrepreneur Morris R. Schlank and ostensibly based on popular pulp writer James Oliver Curwood. Mustachioed Walter McGrail played the lovesick trapper, with Neva Gerber as the Indian girl, Lillian Rich as the orphan, and stunt-man Cliff Lyons (who was starring in his own series for Schlank at the time) as the villain, who menaces both girls. The father of director Henry Hathaway, Rhody Hathaway, played a priest. According to the film's press book, "a tribe of Klamath Indians furnished the picturesque backgrounds for the sequences showing the Canadian aboriginals in their natural locale."

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