Big Timber (1917)

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As its title indicates, Big Timber was set in a rugged Northwoods lumber camp. New York socialite Stella Benton (Kathlyn Williams) comes to Tall Tree country when her brother Charlie (Alfred Paget) purchases a rich section of timber land. Stella and Charlie's efforts to make a go of their camp is aided by neighboring lumberjack Jack Fyfe (Wallace Reid), who is stuck on Stella. Fyfe's efforts are sabotaged by lumber king Walter Monahan (Joe King), who intends to grab up the Benton's property (not to mention the delectable Stella) by hook or crook. As was customary in films of this type, Big Timber was climaxed by a raging forest fire, which has the "cleansing" effect of eliminating the unsympathetic characters while solidifying the relationship between the hero and heroine.