Cast & Crew
James P. Hogan
Ned, son of Godfrey Cornet, a wealthy fur dealer, is a society wastrel and is sent by his father to oversee his properties in Alaska. In the group are Bess Gilbert (Cornet's secretary) and Mrs. Hardenworth and her daughter Lenore, who are after the Cornet fortune. During a ship's party, the captain gets drunk and wrecks his ship; the survivors reach a barren island off the coast of Alaska, belonging to Doomsdorf, a Russian who has fled from Siberia, and he makes captives of the castaways. Doomsdorf rules with an iron hand, beating Ned twice and threatening Lenore repeatedly, but he is unable to subdue Bess's spirit. Lenore and her mother betray Ned and Bess and escape; meanwhile, Ned, who has developed his strength, lures Doomsdorf into a beartrap, and Doomsdorf is buried by an avalanche of snow. Ned returns home with Bess as his wife.