The Siren Call (1922)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the days before air conditioning, filmmakers liked to release Northwest melodramas in the summer in the belief that the snow scenes would cool off overheated patrons. About this particular picture, Moving Picture World commented, "its snow scenes and its woodsy settings contrive to make the middle-western audiences forget the hottest September in many years." Brunette Dorothy Dalton stars as Charlotte Woods, a dancehall girl who adopts an orphaned baby brought to her by Beauregard, a trapper (Mitchell Lewis). Beauregard lusts after Charlotte, not realizing that she is already married to Edward Brent, a sleazy gambler (Edward J. Brady). Charlotte sells her kisses to provide for the infant, and when a group of reformers burn down the dancehall, she and Brent open up a store. Brent, mercenary as always, sells the store -- including Charlotte and the baby -- to Beauregard. Charlotte is forced to kill the lusty trapper, while prospector Ralph Stevens (David Powell) goes in pursuit of Brent. Brent is killed by a pack of wolves, and Charlotte finds true love with Stevens.



adoption, dance-hall-girl, killing, love, love-conquers-all, marriage