Ruth, a young girl, runs away from an abusive stepfather, who owns a circus, and takes the circus' trained elephant--her only friend--with her. She winds up in a logging camp in the ... See full summary »

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Ruth Lorrimore
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Paul Nadeau
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Ruth, a young girl, runs away from an abusive stepfather, who owns a circus, and takes the circus' trained elephant--her only friend--with her. She winds up in a logging camp in the Canadian woods and meets Paul, a young crippled musician who has made an enemy of the town bully, Caesare. Caesare starts to take out his wrath on Ruth also, but she receives protection from an unexpected source. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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7 May 1923 (USA)  »

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Alma de Óscar  »

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Nice little circus movie
7 February 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Love that tame elephant in this film! How did they get him to do all the things he did? Who was the animal trainer?

There are so many questions I have when I watch old silent movies like this one, and the answers are most often long lost. Here pretty Madge Bellamy loves a circus elephant and he loves her back. Can't say I blame him, even an elephant couldn't be blind to her magnificent beauty. She runs away from a mean stepfather who abuses her and meets up with a trapping/logging community, concealing her identity, and falling in love with a lame violinist who protects her from the evil surrounding them. Assorted villains add suspense and a canoe chase on rapids is well done, with all ending happily.

Best thing about the film is that elephant. Gosh, he was cute!


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