Between ranchers and sheepherders there is a feud. Jean Isbel and Ellen Jorth are in love. Unfortunately, each of them belongs to one of the parties. That complicates the live of both Ellen and Jean very much.
Louis Racine has inherited great wealth and married famed singer Madelinette, whom he passionately loves. But Louis carries a pair of secrets: his wealth may be taken from him if a ... See full summary »
Twenty year's earlier, Rod LaRocque's father deserted his post and died in disgrace. Now Rod is the commanding officer of a lightship in a storm. The yacht of his fiancée, Jacqueline Logan, is breaking up on a reef and his ship is the only one which can reach her. Will he abandon his post and be disgraced like his father, or allow the woman he loves to die?
This is a pretty good melodrama directed by Victor Fleming. Although he worked in every genre of the movies -- in the same year he directed both GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ -- he specialized in studies of men in isolated positions. Although the course of events of this melodrama will surprise no one, and its photography reveals clearly that it was a programmer, there are some fine action sequences in this picture, particularly near the end during the rescue.
LaRocque and Logan would go with Demille when he was fired by Paramount a year later. LaRocque would become Demille's action star and Logan would snag the role of Mary Magdalene in KING OF KINGS, but their careers would suffer. When this programmer was made, though, their careers were both on the rise and they, as well as Victor Fleming, make this a solid movie.
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