Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Republic Studios' B pictures were generally more exciting than their As, as was certainly the case with Girl in the Woods. The eponymous heroine is Bell Cory, played by Maggie Hayes. Bell is the wife of restless lumberman Steve Cory (Forrest Tucker), who'd been in constant trouble with the authorities if his wife weren't around to provide a calming influence. It is also Bell who saves the day when Steve is ostracized by the lumber community for supposedly casting his lot with crooked land baron Whitlock (Murvyn Vye). Perennial "dumb blonde" Joyce Compton makes her final film appearance in Girl in the Woods as Bell's pragmatic Aunt. The film was based on Blood on the Branches, a novel by Oliver Crawford.
accusation, criminal, false-accusation, feud, frame-up, innocence, lumberjack, robbery, wife