While Justice Waits (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This predictable melodrama had nothing original to offer. Dustin Farnum does his usual turn as a husband so completely virtuous "that you can almost forgive his wife for leaving him" (so said the Motion Picture News critic). Dan Hunt (Farnum) has been up in Alaska gold country striking it rich, and it's already easy to figure out that once he gets home his wife Nell (Irene Hunt) and his son will be gone. Nell has run off with George Carter (Earl Metcalf), the leader of a band of outlaws. Four years pass as Hunt searches for his family and when he meets with a young boy who is living with a missionary, it's a safe bet that the child is his son. Carter wants to get Hunt out of the way and takes a shot at him, but the boy is hit instead. The villain believes he has killed him and jumps off a balcony to his death. The boy recovers, however, and Hunt finally finds Nell. She explains that Carter tricked her into running away with him and then deserted her. Hunt forgives her the indiscretion and the couple reunite.



gold, kidnapping, love-conquers-all, prospector, reconciliation, rescue, victim