Strange Idols (1922)

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Although Dustin Farnum continued to star in pictures for a couple more years (illness would pretty much sideline him after 1924), this hackneyed drama didn't exactly enhance his popularity. Angus MacDonald (Farnum) is a rich Canadian lumberman who falls in love with Ruth Mayo, a cabaret dancer (Doris Pawn). Right away they have problems because he loves nature and wide-open spaces while she's a dyed-in-the-wool city girl. MacDonald is the one who gives in, and he and his wife move to New York City. When a strike threatens his company, he has to go back to Canada. Ruth, who is lonely and bored, accepts a dancing engagement in Europe. The couple winds up being separated for six years. When MacDonald finds his little daughter dancing in the Grand Palais -- the same place where her mother debuted -- he tracks Ruth down and the family is reunited.