Source (1918)

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Van Twiller Yard (Wallace Reid) has drifted from his well-to-do roots and landed on the skids. Along with several other derelicts, he is shanghaied and taken off to a lumber camp, where he is put to work. The superintendent's daughter, Svea Nord (Ann Little), snubs Yard when he is knocked out by the foreman, Langlois (James Cruze). But Yard toughens up and vanquishes Langlois when he tries to start a revolt. This impresses the camp's owner, Beaumont (Theodore Roberts), and he puts Yard in charge of making sure a shipment of logs reaches its destination. But Langlois, who is secretly involved with a pro-German company (this film was made during World War I), plans to stop Yard with the use of superintendent Nord (Noah Beery). Yard discovers Nord's involvement and fires him, keeping him on the payroll only for Svea's sake. With the help of his faithful men, Yard brings down a dam built by Langlois' forces and gets the shipment in. Beaumont promotes Yard to general manager, and Svea, who now understands his actions toward her father, is there for his return. This film was based on a Saturday Evening Post serial by Clarence Budington Kelland.