The Silent Vow (1922)

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Director/actor William Duncan certainly knew how to make an action picture. Perhaps that's why this standard Northwoods drama came off with a bit of dash. Duncan, actually, wears three hats here -- as director and in a dual role as father and son. Richard Stratton (Duncan) swears revenge when his wife (Maud Emery) runs off with Gorson. He joins the Northwest Mounted Police and finally, after twenty years have passed, he finds his man. But Gorson's sons come to his aid and they kill Stratton. After that it is up to Stratton's own son, Dick (Duncan again), to avenge his father's death. While in the midst of his pursuit, Dick is captured by Sledge Morton (Jack Curtis), the "czar" of the untamed district. Morton is also holding a couple of girls and an older woman prisoner. Dick has to fight his way to freedom, and before the old woman dies, she reveals that she is Dick's wayward mother.

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bad-guy, good-guy, investigator, kidnapping, rescue, search, victim