Cast & Crew
Michael O'Doone, his wife Margaret and daughter Marge are settlers living in the Northwest. One winter day, while on a journey, Michael meets with an accident and fails to return home. Believing that he is dead, Margaret goes into a state of delirium which enables Buck Tavish, a long-time admirer, to carry her away to his cabin. When she finally comes to her senses she flees in search of Michael, leaving Marge behind. Years later, David Raine discovers the photo of a girl and determines to find her. Soon after, he meets Rolland, a man who, because of his unhappy earlier life, is dedicated to helping others. While searching in the wilds, David finally discovers the girl in the picture, Marge O'Doone. He brings her to Rolland's cabin and it is then that they discover that Rolland is Marge's father. Miraculously, Margaret is found and the family is reunited.
Much of this film was shot near Truckee, CA. During a scene, actor James O'Neill was severely bitten by sled dogs who were trained to attack him. Although unconscious by the time the dogs were driven away, O'Neill was not thought to be dangerously injured. In another incident, actor Vincent Howard, called "the dare-devil" in a news item, had almost the whole right side of his face clawed away by a grizzly bear engaged to play the role of "Tara" when Howard and others led by Vitagraph president Albert E. Smith pursued the bear who was trying to escape. It was necessary to graft skin from another actor onto Howard's wound. The dog appearing in Vitagraph's earlier film Baree, Son of Kazan appeared in this film as an "outlaw dog."