Wolf Blood

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Lee-Bradford Corporation
ARTHUR A. LEE President

      presents

    "WOLFBLOOD"
A tale of the forest

    Produced by
Ryan Bros. Production

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FROM THE STORY

     By

DR. C. A. HILL

 Adapted by

BENNETT COHEN

Cinematography by

R. LESLIE SELANDER

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  Directed by

BRUCE MITCHELL &

  GEO CHESEBRO

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"Deep in the fastness of the
 great Canadian forests."

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Dick Bannister - - the new
 field boss of the Ford
 Logging Company - -
 - - GEORGE CHESBRO.

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A few miles away - - the
 powerful Consolidated
 Lumber Company - -
 envious of all compe-
 tition and using any 
 method to drive it
 out.

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Jules Deveroux - the un-
 scrupulous power behind
 the Consolidated - - bitter
 enemy of Bannisters - -
     - - ROY WATSON.

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"Be careful not to kill
 anyone - - but a man
 shot in the arm or leg
 is not much good to
 the Ford Logging
 Company."

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Jacques Lebeq - - a rene-
 gade half-breed - - and the
 (District's) most notorious
 bootlegger - -
 - - MILBURN MORANTE.

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Old Pop" Hadley - - the
 woods guard for the Ford
 Company and one of
 Jacques best customers --
      - - FRANK CLARK.

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"'Pop', you're as useless
  as four tails on a dog - -
  Well! I'll give you
  another chance!"

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"Better lay off that half
 breed's liquor - - its
 fifty-fifty T. N. T. and
 paint remover."

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Bannister had been forced
 to open a temporary hos-
 pital in the camp -- but it
 was getting beyond his
 simple first aid surgery.

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"You know, I've never
 seen this bird I'm work-
 ing for - - but I'm going
 to - - his place is here
 to fight his own battles."

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"This is the last straw - -
 I'm going to phone the
 city for the owner - -
 and a surgeon!"

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Far away from the
 solitude of the 
 stately pines

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Youth and its boon com-
 panion - - old king jazz
 - - are guests of the city's
 most popular young
 hostess.

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Edith Ford - - who since
 her father's death has
 personally supervised
 the management of all
 the Ford properties
 and estates.

[dissolve to:]

 - - "E. Ford" owner
 of the Ford Logging
 Company - -

- - Miss Marguerite Clayton.

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Her fiance - - Dr. Eugene
 Horton - - whose ample
 income has allowed him 
 to become a student of
 surgery rather than an
 active practitioner.
     - - RAY HANFORD.

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"I don't ever seem to have
 you alone a minute, Edith,
 - - why don't you cut
 some of this society stuff
 for a quiet evening 
 occasionally?"

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"Silly! - - I work harder
 than you do - - this is
 only my play time!"

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Her uncle and manager
    - - JACK COSGRAVE.

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Gee! I thought it was
 the undertaker with 
 his embalming fluid!

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"Did you ever hear the
 story about the dozen
 eggs?"

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"Two bad!"

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"Dear, I've waited so
 long - - won't you
 marry me now!"

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"That does sound
 serious, Bannister
 - - I'll take it up
 with the owner
 immediately!"

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"Miss Ford's uncle
 would like to see 
 her in the library."

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"Bannister just phoned
 from the Logging camp
 - - he wants the owner
 to come immediately
 and bring a surgeon - -"

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"Why, Gene! He wants a
 surgeon - - can't you
 go with us? We can be
 married as soon as we
 return!"

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To the city bred girl - -
 the first view of the
 property bearing her
 name overwhelmed her
 - - the stately pines - -
 the broad reaching
 forest - -

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"That is your bitter rival
  - - The Consolidated!"

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"Gee, miss - - from your
 letters, I've always
 thought you were a
 hundred years old
 and probably had
 the gout!"

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"You're more than
 welcome, Doctor! I've
 been trying my hand
 at first aid stuff -- but
 my fingers are all
 thumbs - -"

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"This is 'Pop' Hadley - -
 a great advocate of Mr.
 Volstead and the best
 watchman in camp!"

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"He's right, Miss - - I'm
 the only watchman!"

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The route to camp leads
 through some of the
 best standing timber.

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"I guess we got a drink
 comin' - - takin' chances
 of getting bumped off
 any minute!"

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"Hey, Jacques - - bring
 us another bottle!"

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"Get out of this camp - -
 if I catch you again I'll
 wring your neck!"

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"Drinking this half-
 breed's rotten whiskey
 isn't going to keep
 you from getting shot
 - - use your heads,
 boys!"

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"Now you see what
 this booze will do,
 boys! figure it out
 for yourselves."

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"Its harder to get rid of
 you, than it was any
 of my wives!"

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"I'm sorry this happened,
 Miss Ford - - they're
 good boys but this
 shootin has got their
 goat!"

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The duty of a woods
 foreman is to explain
 the woods to his boss
 - - particularly if she
 is young and
 attractive!

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Topping" the tallest trees
 for ship masts and
 telegraph poles.

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"Get me to the hospital
 as quick as you can!"

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"Oh, what lovely flowers
 - - did you pick them
 for our sick boys?"

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"No - - er - - 'Pop' - - he
 picked 'em for you!"

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"Thank you for sending
 me these beautiful
 flowers."

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"He's the guy that done it."

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Going to the village for
 the mail is always a 
 good excuse!

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"Where have you been
 hiding - - I haven't had
 a chance to thank you
 for the flowers you
 fibbed to me about!"

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"Dr. Horton and I
 are engaged to be
 married."

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"My congratulations - -
 the Doc is a mighty
 fine fellow!"

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Edith was the first to
 realize she was drifting
 into dangerous waters
 - - so she tried to de-
 vote more time to the
 doctor.

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"Boy - - don't let no
 woman worry you
 none - - they're funny
 critters - - I reckon I
 know all there is to
 know about 'em!"

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"I married four of 
 'em - - at one time
 and another - -"

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"Allus askin' me for
 money - - an wantin' 
 to eat all the time!"

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Reports of Deveroux's
 mysterious activities
 sent Bannister recon-
 noitering into the
 enemy's territory.

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A dam across the only
 outlet for the Ford logs
 - - a direct defiance of
 custom and the law!

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"Deveroux, you know
 if we go to law it will
 take all winter to settle
 it - -"

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"- - so I'm tellin' you
 now to get that dam
 out by next week or
 I'll, personally, break
 every bone in your
 body!"

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"That's final!"

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The Doctor returning
 to camp from an
 emergency call in
 the village. - -

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The only shelter for 
 several miles!

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"He has severed an artery
 and is dying - - only a
 blood transfusion will
 save him - - you will
 volunteer?"

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"Me? Me geeve my blood
 to save heem?"

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"But think, man - - you
 can save a human life!
 The small amount of
 blood to save him
 won't hurt you."

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"He's keeck me out 
 of he's camp - - let
 heem die!"

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"I got one ver' fine she-
 wolf - - hee's blood
 plenty good enough
 for Bannister - - I
 give you that wolf!"

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"Get your wolf - - It's
 my one chance to
 save him!"

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"This must be kept
 secret - - not a word
 to anyone!"

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With a life in the balance.

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In the week that
 followed.

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"I knew a fella once whose
 wife gave him rat poison
 - - and before he died
 he looked jes' like Dick
 does now!"

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A fight in the "big timber"
 is only a fight - - but
 Deveroux's conscience
 was none too clear!

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"Bannister's men are on
 edge - - if he dies - -
 look out!"

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But careful nursing
 sometimes works
 wonders - -

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"I dreamed I had been
 hobnobbing with the
 angels - - now I see
 it was no dream!"

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"Is he dead yet, ma'am?"

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"Watch out, boss, - - I got
 sick oncet an' dern if a
 woman didn't up an'
 marry me before I got
 outa bed!"

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"You look out for that
 Bannister - - he's half
 wolf now - -

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"I tell you eet's happen
 in my cabin - - the
 Doc she take my
 wolf - -

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Jacques' story had fallen
 on fertile ground - - nat-
 urally superstitious, the 
 lumber jacks were quick
 to believe the worst.

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"I heard a funny story
 about you to-day,
 Dick!"

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"Jacques, the half breed
 is telling a wild story
 around that you're half
 wolf!"

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"He seems to be in earn-
 est, too, - - says He can
 prove you've got Wolf's
 blood in your veins."

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"Don't bother about a
 lot of idle gossip - -
 I'm watching your
 condition carefully."

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But somehow, when Ban-
 nister was up and around,
 the old friendliness be-
 tween the men and their
 woods boss was gone!

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To the simple minds of the
 woodsmen - - Bannister
 was now an outcast! a
 man with the blood of a
 wolf! - - a being to shun!!

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"I want a showdown
 on this thing! whats
 the matter with you
 fellows!!"

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Torn by the contrast be-
 tween her promise to
 marry the doctor - - and
 the real love she now
 realizes.

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"Don't you understand,
 Edith - - the blood through
 his brain will change his
 whole character - - his
 mentality - - his desires
 - - his whole life!"

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"Why did you do this
 thing to me!"

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"It was to save your
 life, Bannister!"

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"Why didn't you let me
 die! - - you've made me
 a thing that is neither
 man nor beast!!"

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"Dick! Don't leave me - -
 I don't care what you
 are! I love you!!"

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To Bannister's mind - -
 weakened from the loss
 of blood at the time of
 his injury came the re-
 membrance of the weird
 tales of the Loup Garou
 of the Far North - - The
 Wolf in human form!

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"Man or beast - - I love
 you!"

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"Afraid!! - - You too!"

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After a day of frantic
 search for the missing
 Bannister - - a grue-
 some story came out
 of the woods - -

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"Deveroux was found
 dead, Miss - - with his
 throat torn out like a
 wolf had done it - -"

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To the listener on the
 other side of the cabin
 wall - - each word fell
 like the blow of a trip
 hammer - -

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For he could not re-
 member where he
 had been nor what
 he had done!

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"- - the boys are afraid
 Bannister went crazy
 and murdered him!"

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Vague - - haunting phantoms
 of a shock bewildered
 mind came to jeer and
 mock him.

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"My God - - this terrible
 thing is true - - I am a
 beast! I'm one of the
 pack!"

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A sound from the forest
 that echoed the call in
 his brain!

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The call of the phantom
 pack!

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Wolfs head rock - - with
 its sheer drop of a
 thousand feet!!

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The compelling power
 of a great love!!

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"The Wolves were tearing
 at him when the half
 breed got there - -"

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"Because Deveroux died
 he told Jacques - - that
 it was a fair fight - - and
 you whipped him - - but
 going home he fell and
 broke his ankle - - and
 then the wolves
 came. - -"

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"- - The wolf blood in
 your veins can't hurt
 you now, Bannister - -
 I lied to her, that
 night in the cabin - -"

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"- - Because I love her
 too - - and I wanted
 her myself!"

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"Be generous, Dick, and
 forgive him - - as I do."

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Then - - as the autumn
 frosts commenced to
 touch the stately
 pines with silver - - 

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They came to the begin-
 ning of that wondrous
 trail that leads to the road
 of lifelong happiness!



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