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The Peace of Roaring River (1919)

Madge Nelson is ordered, for health reasons, to move to the countryside, but her finances do not permit her to make the move from the city. Therefore, she answers an advertisement for a ... See full summary »

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Hardee Kirkland ...
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Sophy McGurn
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Eddie Sturgis ...
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Thomas Holding ...
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Madge Nelson is ordered, for health reasons, to move to the countryside, but her finances do not permit her to make the move from the city. Therefore, she answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride for miner Hugo Ennis in Nevada. Ennis, however, is the unwitting victim of an attempt at humiliation by a scorned lover, and Madge arrives in Nevada only to learn that Ennis knows nothing about the new bride or any wedding plans. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Western

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10 August 1919 (USA)  »

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La victime inconnue  »

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The Peace of Roaring River (1919) - Lost
26 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When unemployed Midwesterner Madge Nelson ( Pauline Frederick ) arrives in the Western town of Roaring River in response to an advertisement for a wife, she discovers that Hugo Ennis ( Thomas Holding ), the intended husband, is absent. The advertisement was actually placed by a spiteful Sophy McGurn ( Corinne Barker ) whose advances were rejected by Hugo. When Hugo returns home he suspects Madge is a blackmailer and denounces her. They quarrel and the frightened Madge shoots Hugo, but then quickly summons a doctor and nurses him. Spurred on by Sophy, Madge is branded an adventuress and narrowly escapes the townspeople's vengeance. Hugo changes public sentiment by announcing that he shot himself. Sophy's schemes are unsuccessful and Madge and Hugo find happiness together.

This 1919 silent western/drama was produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starred Pauline Frederick. Tragically, The Peace of Roaring River now remains a lost silent film.


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