Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Earle Williams, a major star of the 1910s, both co-directed (with Robert Ensminger) and played the leading role in this silent Northwest melodrama from Vitagraph. Williams starred as Dr. John Hood, whose nightmare of killing gambler Canby (Ernest Van Pelt) seems to have come horribly true when he awakens to find the man dead in his living room. With Sgt. McKenna of the Northwest Mounted (Robert Gordon) trailing him, Hood escapes into the Canadian wilderness. The two men, however, become fast friends when the doctor, unaware of his identity, saves his pursuer from drowning. McKenna is about to bring his prisoner in when Mary Mackay (Fritzi Ridgeway) confesses that her weakling brother slew Canby in a quarrel.
enemy, decision, friendship, fugitive, gratitude, hitman, life, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), officer, rescue, responsibility, snow, trail [path], tundra, weapons, wound [injury]