Across the Deadline (1922)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Family Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Manly Universal star Frank Mayo stars in this tale of the Northwest. Gilead, a lumber town, is divided into two halves: on one side are the churches and God-fearing folk; across the street are the saloons and the troublemakers. Enoch Kidder (Russell Simpson) and his son John (Mayo) live on the "good" side, while Enoch's black sheep brother, Aaron (Wilfred Lucas), spends his time running a dancehall on the "bad" side. Aaron is determined to corrupt his nephew and bring him over to his side of town, and when Ruth (Molly Malone) appears, it looks like she will be helpful to his cause. The pretty girl has lost her memory and John resolves to help her. Aaron kidnaps Ruth, knowing that John will come after her. Enoch is furious that Aaron is trying to destroy John, and the animosity between the two brothers explodes into an all-out feud. While his father and uncle fight it out, John aids Ruth in regaining her memory.



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