A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of 'Horseshoe' Riley and Bob Dexter. Mrs. Stanlaw is told by gambler Richard Steele that her daughter is lost. Flash forward 10 years; Riley and Dexter are running a prosperous gold mine, and Steele has just come to town to run the local saloon. Ruth, meanwhile, has grown into a beautiful young woman, and finds herself falling in love with Dexter. Between Steele sending his henchman Pierre to kill Dexter, Dexter discovering that Steele tried to kill him on the ship, and the reunion of Mrs. Stanlaw and Ruth, there's plenty of drama even without the dramatic Alaskan scenery, including the majestic glaciers.
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Shot entirely on location in Alaska over four months in Anchorage, Mt. McKinley National Park, and on two glaciers near Cordova, the project generated 160,000 feet of exposed film that was edited down to 10,000 feet. Released in the summer of 1923 to good reviews, high ratings, and wide circulation, it nevertheless lost money. See more
When Bob Dexter gets up from his table at the dance hall, the number of patrons and girls behind him, standing at the bar, changes between shots. A lot of them dissappear, then reappear in different positions. See more
There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop
from a Sicilian air
Lyrics by John Howard Payne
Sung by Eva Gordon
on ship with some lyrics in the intertitles See more