The Son of the Wolf (1922)

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Edith Roberts improbably stars as an Indian maiden in this Northwoods drama, based on the story by Jack London. Prospector Scruff Mackenzie (Wheeler Oakman) prepares a camp for his future wife -- whoever she may be. He falls in love with Chook-Ra (Roberts), an Indian girl who is the ward of Father Roubeau (Sam Allen). They plan to marry as soon as her father, Chief Thling Tinner (Thomas Jefferson -- as unlikely a Native American as Roberts), can come down for the ceremony. While in town on business, Mackenzie meets a dancehall girl and becomes distracted. Chook-Ra finds out about the affair and takes dance lessons herself. She surprises Mackenzie at a ball and wins him back. But Mackenzie still needs to earn the consent of the tribe before he can wed Chook-Ra. After vanquishing the Bear (Fred Stanton), he and Chook-Ra are finally allowed to marry.



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