The Tornado (1924)

Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Virile House Peters stars in this melodrama based on the stage play by Lincoln J. Carter. Tornado (Peters) has come to a lumber camp to work as a foreman because he wants to escape his heartbreak -- through lies and manipulation, his former friend, Ross Travers (Richard Tucker) won the hand of his sweetheart, Ruth (Ruth Clifford). But his past comes back to haunt him when Travers and Ruth show up in the lumber town. Travers does everything he can to keep Tornado and Ruth apart, but finally Ruth learns the truth about her husband's deception. Tornado sees the brutal way that Travers treats Ruth, and threatens him. Travers and Ruth take an early train out of town, but a cyclone rears up. Tornado single-handedly saves the town by breaking the log jam, but the logs also destroy a bridge just as the train is going over. It falls in the water and Tornado goes to the rescue. He saves Ruth and then goes back for Travers but he is too late -- which conveniently makes Ruth a widow. She is now free to be with Tornado for the requisite happy ending.

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accident, death, foreman, husband, love, rescue