The Power of the Weak (1926)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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Silent-film leading lady Alice Calhoun always tried hard, but she was defeated by the "B"-grade melodramas in which she usually found herself. In Power of the Weak, Calhoun plays Mary, the young owner of a thriving lumber camp. When a shipment of lumber fails to arrive on time, young logger Raymond (Carl Miller) is blamed, whereupon the enraged Mary lets him have it with a bull-whip (this woman definitely needs to hire an employee-relations expert!) Instead of whimpering in pain, Raymond emerges from his whipping determined to prove his manhood by capturing the Benedict Arnold responsible for sabotaging the lumber shipment. After surviving a train explosion, Raymond gets his man and demands an apology from Mary -- who, by now, has fallen in love with the boy. Perhaps wisely, the director of Power of the Weak declined to take on-screen credit.

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bad-guy, business, competition, disinheritance, good-guy, inheritance, love, lumber-camp, lumberjack, revenge, rival, romance