In this drama of Canadian logging life there is a half breed who seems incapable of manifesting any goodness of heart even after the most vital kindnesses and benefactions are conferred ... See full summary »
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In this drama of Canadian logging life there is a half breed who seems incapable of manifesting any goodness of heart even after the most vital kindnesses and benefactions are conferred upon him. His camp chum saves his life by actually stealing brandy for him, yet later on the half-breed fells his friend in a sawmill and places the body on the machine, ready to be cut by the blade. The heroine arrives in time to stop the machine and saves her lover. Two years pass; the lovers are married and there is a child. The implacable half-breed invades the peaceful scene and in the husband's absence offers violence to the young wife. The opportune arrival of the husband seals the half-breed's fate. "The boys" of the camp decide to hang him. The fatal rope is round his neck when the young wife intercedes for him and the wretch's life is spared. He is told to go away, but he cannot even do that without turning upon one of the men, who promptly shoots him down. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 January 1912 (USA)  »

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A picture strong enough to stand by itself
23 July 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A melodrama of love and rivalry among the lumberjacks in the North Woods. The story is not new; but it is skilfully made and dramatic. It is very well acted. The camera has not only provided clear-cut pictures in which facial expression is brought out strongly; but has also given a poetic atmosphere to the scenes, whether interiors, as in the hero's log cabin, or pictures of the snowy winter woods where the lumbermen are working. The unsuccessful rival is a half-breed. He attempts to kill the hero by knocking him unconscious and leaving him on the log- carrier which is just about to feed him to the saw when he is saved by the girl. The villain leaves the neighborhood, but returns after the wedding to make trouble. He is caught before he can do any harm, and the heroine then pleads with the men not to hang him. He is shot, however, trying to escape. A picture strong enough to stand by itself, although it probably is not the most attractive offering this week. - The Moving Picture World, January 20, 1912


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