~The Great Divide~
1925
~199-61: Wallace Beery & Alice Terry~
~Cast~

Alice Terry ...  Ruth Jordan
Conway Tearle ...  Stephen Ghent
Wallace Beery ...  Dutch
Huntley Gordon ...  Philip Jordan (as Huntly Gordon)
Allan Forrest ...  Dr. Winthrop Newbury
George Cooper ...  Shorty
Zasu Pitts ...  Polly Jordan
William Orlamond ...  Lon
Directed by: Reginald Barker

Written by:
Lenore J. Coffee - uncredited
Benjamin Glazer - adaptation
Waldemar Young - writer

Based on the play The Great Divide by William Vaughn Moody (New
York, 3 Oct 1906).
Alone and unprotected in an isolated wilderness cabin, Ruth Jordan is discovered by three drunken
brutes who begin to barter for her. In desperation, she appeals to Stephen Ghent, the least
degraded of the desperadoes, promising herself to him if he saves her from the others. Ghent buys
off Shorty with a chain of gold nuggets and knocks Dutch senseless. Ghent then sends Dutch off
with Shorty and takes Ruth to the next town, where he forces her to marry him. During the 3-day
ride across the desert to Ghent's gold mine, the idealistic Ruth learns that he is a man of rough
passions. Ruth, later located by her brother, returns with him to his ranch. Having fallen in love
with Ruth, Ghent goes to fetch her; but she refuses to go away with him and becomes desperately
ill. Ghent rides to a distant village and gets a doctor; on the return trip, the doctor's horse falls and
Stephen gives him his mount, placing himself in dire peril from a flood. A son is born to Ruth, and,
when she hears of Stephen's heroic sacrifice, she realizes her love for him, and they are reconciled.

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~199-17: Alice Terry~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Percy Hilburn
Film Editing by: Robert Kern
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons
Costume Design by: Sophie Wachner
Assistant Director: Harry Schenck
Presenter: Louis B. Mayer

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: February 15, 1925
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