The Idol of the North (1921)

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Dorothy Dalton stars in this tale of the Canadian Northwest. New Yorker Lucky Folsom (E.J. Ratcliffe) strikes it rich up in the North, and when he hits the town of Totem City, he meets dance hall girl Colette Brissac (Dalton), who takes money from the miners but remains aloof to them. Since Folsom has no better luck with her, he returns to New York where he marries Gloria Waldron (Marguerite Marsh). Gloria is actually in love with Martin Bates, an engineer (Edwin August), but she wants the luxuries Folsom's newfound riches can offer her. The rejected Bates becomes an alcoholic and drifts into Totem City. By now the miners have gotten fed up with Colette's cool ways, and they force her to marry the drunken Bates. Instead of running away, Colette decides to make the best of the situation and brings about Bates' regeneration. The two remain happy together until Folsom and Gloria come to town. Bates has just made a fortune from a mine he has bought, so Gloria is willing to dump her husband to be with him. Bates mistakenly believes that Folsom is after Colette and the two men come to blows at the dance hall. Colette shoots Folsom and wounds him. He comes to his senses and takes Gloria away, determined to teach her a lesson or two.



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