The Idol of the North (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Idol of the North (1921)





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Dorothy Dalton stars in this tale of the Canadian Northwest. New Yorker Lucky Folsom (E.J. Ratcliffe) strikes it rich up in the North, and when he hits the town of Totem City, he meets dance hall girl Colette Brissac (Dalton), who takes money from the miners but remains aloof to them. Since Folsom has no better luck with her, he returns to New York where he marries Gloria Waldron (Marguerite Marsh). Gloria is actually in love with Martin Bates, an engineer (Edwin August), but she wants the luxuries Folsom's newfound riches can offer her. The rejected Bates becomes an alcoholic and drifts into Totem City. By now the miners have gotten fed up with Colette's cool ways, and they force her to marry the drunken Bates. Instead of running away, Colette decides to make the best of the situation and brings about Bates' regeneration. The two remain happy together until Folsom and Gloria come to town. Bates has just made a fortune from a mine he has bought, so Gloria is willing to dump her husband to be with him. Bates mistakenly believes that Folsom is after Colette and the two men come to blows at the dance hall. Colette shoots Folsom and wounds him. He comes to his senses and takes Gloria away, determined to teach her a lesson or two. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi


Dorothy Dalton
as Colette Brissac
Edwin August
as Martin Bates
E.J. Ratcliffe
as Lucky Folsom
Riley Hatch
as Ham Devlin
Jules Cowles
as One Eye Wallace
Jessie Arnold
as The Big Blond
Marguerite Marsh
as Gloria Waldron
Joe King
as Sgt. McNair
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Critic Reviews for The Idol of the North

All Critics (2)

It is an absorbingly interesting picture, well acted by Miss Dalton.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Why can't people enjoy pictures with human beings in them -- stories of people who do simple, natural things?

December 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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