Cast & Crew
Trapper Jean Debois, accompanied by his daughter, Renée, arrives with his annual catch of pelts at Carbeau's trading post, and when the wily trader tries to swindle and kill Jean, he is himself killed in the struggle. Blake, a sea captain, fired with rum, threatens to have Jean arrested for murder unless the girl becomes his wife. To save her father, Renée pretends to love Blake, but Bob Stanton, a young engineer, attacks Blake and agrees to help Jean. Aboard ship, Blake creates an "accident" that kills Jean and wounds Bob; when they arrive at the cove, Renée escapes with Bob by sled, pursued by Blake; they are halted by a blizzard, but Blake falls to his death when attacked by a dog.
In 1920, Curwood republished his short story in the book Back to God's Country...and other stories. Two other film adaptations of his story, both titled Back to God's Country, are the 1919 Curwood-Carver silent production starring Nell Shipman and directed by David M. Hartford (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20), and the 1953 U-I production directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Rock Hudson and Marcia Henderson (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1951-60).