The White Desert


1925

Brief Synopsis

An avalanche threatens to cut people off from supplies needed for survival. A heroic driver races against time as he drives his sled dogs over 100 miles to help the victims of the disaster.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Silent
Release Date
May 4, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper (New York 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,464ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Barry Houston, the superintendent of a gang building a railroad tunnel through a Colorado mountain, warns John Keith, the project engineer, that he is doing too much blasting, thereby placing the crew in danger from avalanches. Attempting to set a record, Keith ignores Barry's advice, and, as a result of continued blasting, there is an avalanche that destroys the line camp, knocking out telegraph lines and the commissary. John and Barry go for help, returning with food and medical aid. Buck Carson, half-crazed by hunger and despair, attacks Robinette, and she throws boiling water in his face; Buck then blindly chases her toward a precipice. Barry saves her from Buck, and she confesses her love for the burly superintendent.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Silent
Release Date
May 4, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper (New York 1922).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,464ft (7 reels)

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