North of Fifty Three (1917)

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This rough and tumble tale of the Northwest stars manly Dustin Farnum. "Roaring Bill" Wagstaff (Farnum) finds his partner, Joe Brooks (Rex Downs), murdered in the snow. He goes solo and thinks his loneliness has come to an end when he finds Hazel Weir (Winifred Kingston) lost in the snow. She has come West to teach in the village of Cariboo Meadows, but Wagstaff takes her to his cabin and tries to make love to her. She angrily berates him and he takes her to the village, unaware that she has escaped from the East because she had innocently become embroiled in a scandal. Her past comes to Cariboo Meadows to haunt her, but Wagstaff believes in her. In a saloon, he finds the snowshoes that belonged to Brooks and he forces the saloon keeper to confess that Nig Geroux (Frank Lanning) was the one who left them there. Wagstaff tracks down Geroux and gets justice for his partner's murder. He also wins Hazel's love and trust.