Cast & Crew
On a voyage to Nome, Roy Glenister, one of the several owners of a rich mine, The Midas, is captivated by Helen Chester, while he both fascinates and disquiets her by his primitive nature. He arrives to find his partners, Slapjack Simms and Joe Dextry, befuddled by a trio of no-gooders: Voorhees, the U. S. marshal, Judge Stillman, and McNamara, a politician. Their racket is to cloud title to the various mine claims, eject the miners, and make McNamara owner of the disputed properties. The Midas falls prey to their plotting, and McNamara also steals the personal cache of Glenister, Dextry, and Slapjack, blocking all possibility of their enlisting legal aid from the States. Finally Dextry and Glenister plan a vigilante action, and McNamara calls for a detail of soldiers to protect "his property." The final chase ends with Glenister taking the vengeance that he has been denied by legal process, whipping the tar out of McNamara, and winning the hand of Helen.
Jack N. Holmes
For information on other film adaptations of Rex Beach's novel, please consult the entry for the 1914 Selig Polyscope production, directed by Colin Campbell and starring William Farnum and Kathlyn Williams (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20).