When the Door Opened (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This tale of the Northwoods is yet another James Oliver Curwood story brought to the silver screen. Clive Grenfal (Walter McGrail) returns home to Montreal after a month's absence to find his wife (Margaret Livingston) in the arms of Henry Fredericks (Robert Cain). He shoots Fredericks as he is trying to climb out the window and believes he has killed him. Because he is convinced he is a murderer, Grenfal flees into the Canadian woods. He meets Teresa de Fontenac (Jacqueline Logan), the granddaughter of an aristocrat (Frank Keenan), when he saves her from a runaway horse. He is injured in the rescue and is taken back to the chateau. A romance develops between Grenfal and Teresa, in spite of his efforts to keep his distance. But then a stranger shows up who turns out to be Fredericks. Not only is he still alive, he has also wed Grenfal's wife, who divorced him in his absence. With just about all of his problems solved, Grenfal is now able to be with Teresa.

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extramarital-affair, husband, jealousy, life, love, murder, on-the-run, rage, second-chance, trapper