Author John Aldous ( Earl Schenck ) goes to a lawless Alaskan settlement and there grub-stakes two miners, Joe De Bar ( Francis McDonald ) and McDonald, who soon discover a rich gold mine. Joanne Gray ( Seena Owen ), a refined woman who comes to the rough mining town, is insulted in her hotel room by Quade ( Victor McLaglen ), the proprietor of the local dance hall. John comes to her assistance and learns that she is looking for her husband, who disappeared without a trace in the gold fields. John goes to investigate a grave marked with Gray's name, and De Bar, his tongue loosened by liquor, tells Joanne of his rich gold claim. Quade chances to hear De Bar's remark and tortures him until he discovers the mine's location. Quade starts for the mine after he dynamites the hillside above Aldous' cabin, trapping John and Joanne inside. Before they are rescued, they confess their mutual love. Once freed, John is told that Joanne's husband has been found dead, and the lovers are married. John then learns that Joanne's husband is, in fact, Culver Rann ( Cyril Chadwick ), Quade's partner. Quade kidnaps Joanne and Rann claims her for his wife; Quade then kills Rann and is in turn killed by De Bar. John and Joanne look forward to a long and happy life together.
This 1925 silent drama was based the novel The Hunted Woman by James Oliver Curwood, produced by the Fox Film Corporation, starring Seena Owen. The survival status of The Hunted Woman is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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