~The Flower Of The North~
1921
~Promotional Photograph from The California Theater to
promote the screening of "The Flower of the North," for the
week of February 26th, 1921~
~Plot Synopsis~
Vitagraph touted this seven-reel tale of the Northwest -- based, like many Northwest adventure films, on
a James Oliver Curwood story -- as a "super-feature." In reality it was standard melodramatic fare that
contained enough thrills to run longer than the usual five reels. Two men, Philip Whittemore (Henry B.
Walthall) and Thorpe (Harry Northrup) both go to the Northwest to gain the right-of-way for their
railroad company from D'Arcambal (Emmett King). Whittemore arrives first and D'Arcambal refuses to
meet with him until he saves his daughter, Jeanne (Pauline Starke) from going over the rapids. Then
Thorpe arrives and tries to use force by kidnapping Jeanne and insisting that he is her father. It comes out
that Thorpe actually did run off with D'Arcambal's wife years before. But a half-breed, Pierre (Joe
Rickson), proves that Jeanne really is the daughter of D'Arcambal. The captive Jeanne is able to light a
signal fire so that the Native Americans will rescue her. Eventually she and Whittemore are married.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: David Smith

Written by: Bradley J. Smollen

Based on  the novel by James Oliver Curwood
~Cast~

Henry B. Walthall ...  Philip Whittemore
Pauline Starke ...  Jeanne D'Arcambal
Harry Northrup ...  Thorpe
Joe Rickson ...  Pierre
Jack Curtis ...  Blake
Emmett King ...  D'Arcambal
Walter Rodgers ...  MacDougal
William McCall ...  Cassidy
Vincente Howard ...  Sachigo
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Vitagraph Company of America

Cinematography by: W. Steve Smith Jr.  
Presenter: Albert E. Smith

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: December 4, 1921