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~The Barrier~
1926
~251-106: Lionel Barrymore & Marceline Day~
~251-48: Lionel Barrymore~
~251-60: Scene~
~251-99: Lionel Barrymore & Henry B. Walthall~
~Plot Synopsis~
During a storm off the coast of Alaska, Bennett, a brutal sea captain, forces his wife to assist his
men, and she is fatally hurt in an accident. Seaman Gaylord thereupon agrees to take her child from
the influence of its father. Seventeen years later, Gale ( i.e., Gaylord) is a storekeeper at Flambeau,
Alaska. He has reared the child, Necia, as his daughter in ignorance of her half-caste parentage.
Although she is loved by Poleon Doret, a half-breed, she falls under the influence of Lieut. Meade
Burrell, a Virginia aristocrat stationed in the North. When Bennett's ship comes into the port, he
reveals the truth about the girl's parentage, and Burrell is stunned. Necia resolves to leave with her
brutish father without seeing Meade again. When their ship is ice-jammed, the crew deserts, but
Burrell arrives over the ice, leaves the captain unconscious, and rescues Necia; Bennett is destroyed
in an ice floe, and the lovers are happily united.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: George W. Hill

Written by: Harvey Gates

Based on the novel The Barrier by Rex Beach (New York, 1908).
~Cast~

Norman Kerry ...Meade Burrell
Henry B. Walthall ...Gale Gaylord
Lionel Barrymore ...Stark Bennett
Marceline Day ...Necia
George Cooper ...Sergeant Murphy
Bert Woodruff ...No Creek Lee
Neola May ...Alluna
Mario Carillo ...Poleon
Pat Harmon ...First Mate
Shannon Day ...Necia's Indian Mother
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: Max Fabian & Ira H. Morgan

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: March 21, 1926
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