Synopsis by Janiss Garza
This tale of the Canadian Northwest was originally a stage play by Willard Mack and David Belasco. Belasco worked with Warner Brothers on this production -- it was the second of a series of plays which he brought to the studio. Lenore Ulric performed the role of Rose Bocion on Broadway, and she starred in the motion picture version, too. When her father dies, Rose is left alone in the world. She rides a raft which drifts towards the rapids and is saved from sure death by Canadian Mountie Michael Devlin (Forrest Stanley). She is adopted by Hector McCollins (Claude Gillingwater), who runs a nearby trading post. Although Devlin loves Rose, she falls for engineer Bruce Norton (Theodore Von Eltz), who is surveying on behalf of a railroad. Norton kills the man who ruined his sister and becomes a fugitive from the law. With the help of Rose and Dr. Cusick (Sam De Grasse) he hides from Devlin. Norton manages to escape but he comes back and turns himself in to keep Rose from going to jail for protecting him. After serving his time he and Rose are reunited. This story was filmed as a talkie in 1930, with the fiery Lupe Velez in the lead role.
bad-guy, father, love, lover, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), woman