~The Tornado~
1924
Directed by: King Baggot

Written by: Grant Carpenter (adaptation)

Based on the play by Lincoln J. Carter
~Cast~

House Peters ... Tornado
Ruth Clifford ... Ruth Travers
Richard Tucker ... Ross Travers
Snitz Edwards ... Pewee
Dick Sutherland ... Gorilla
Jack Morgan ... Hurricane
Kate Price ... Emily
Charlotte Stevens ... Molly Jones
Fred Gamble ... Pa Jones
Carolyn Irwin ... Ma Jones
Jim Welch ... Drunk
Charles Brinley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Fred Herzog ... Bit Role (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by Warner Bros.

Cinematography by: John Stumar

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: December 14, 1924
~Plot Synopsis~
Virile House Peters stars in this melodrama based on the stage play by Lincoln J. Carter. Tornado
(Peters) has come to a lumber camp to work as a foreman because he wants to escape his heartbreak
-- through lies and manipulation, his former friend, Ross Travers (Richard Tucker) won the hand of
his sweetheart, Ruth (Ruth Clifford). But his past comes back to haunt him when Travers and Ruth
show up in the lumber town. Travers does everything he can to keep Tornado and Ruth apart, but
finally Ruth learns the truth about her husband's deception. Tornado sees the brutal way that
Travers treats Ruth, and threatens him. Travers and Ruth take an early train out of town, but a
cyclone rears up. Tornado single-handedly saves the town by breaking the log jam, but the logs also
destroy a bridge just as the train is going over. It falls in the water and Tornado goes to the rescue. He
saves Ruth and then goes back for Travers but he is too late -- which conveniently makes Ruth a
widow. She is now free to be with Tornado for the requisite happy ending.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~House Peters and Jackie Morgan~
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