The Snow Hawk (1925)

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This Stan Laurel two-reel spoof on Northwest melodramas was shot on-location at Lake Arrowhead and initially, Anita Garvin was meant to be his co-star. But Garvin fell ill early on in the shooting and was replaced by Julie Leonard, who had already made several films with Laurel. Stan is an employee at a general store in the frozen North, and he's in love with the store owner's daughter (Leonard). But the girl won't give him the time of day -- she prefers a burly Mountie (Glen Cavender), who thrills her with tales of his adventures. A broken-hearted Stan leaves, but returns as a Mountie himself. It turns out that the Mountie that has entranced the girl is really Midnight Mike, a dangerous outlaw. Mike steals from the store's safe and then pretends he's in search of the thief. Stan, determined to find the culprit, discovers that Midnight Mike and the Mountie are one in the same. He rounds up the bad guy and wins the girl. Although Garvin missed her chance in this film, she would later on make a number memorable appearances in Laurel and Hardy features at the Hal Roach studios.