Over the Border (1922 film)

Over The Border is a lost[1] American drama film released by Paramount Pictures in 1922. It stars Betty Compson and Tom Moore in a story about "love and thrills beneath the northern lights". It was adapted from Sir Gilbert Parker's "She of the Triple Chevron".[2][3]

Over the Border
Newspaper ad for the film
Directed byPenryn Stanlaws
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written byAlbert Shelby de Levino (scenario)
Based onShe of the Triple Chevron
by Gilbert Parker
StarringBetty Compson
CinematographyPaul Perry
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1922 (1922-06-04)
Running time
70 minutes; 7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Jen Galbraith (Compson), the daughter of a bootlegger on the Canadian boarder, and Sgt. Tom Flaherty (Moore) of the North-West Mounted Police are in love, and the young woman often begs him to give up his job as a policeman. Tom has secretly turned in his resignation, but it is not yet in effect. While Jen is riding home through the snow one night she is mistaken for a spy of the moonshiners and is shot at by the police. She returns the fire and wounds an officer's horse. The police follow a trail that leads to her home with Tom arriving at the bootleggers camp at about the same time and seeking to divert suspicion from his girl. Her father and brother are arrested, and Jen turns from her lover in anger. The prisoners are freed on bail and plan to ship the liquor across the border into the United States and forfeit their bail. A spy is shot by Jen's brother and Sgt. Flaherty is sent to follow the slayer through a blizzard. Stopping at Jen's home, he is drugged by her father, but Jen carries Tom's sealed orders to the headquarters post. Tom follows and pretends that he has the authority to take the prisoner back with him. With his commission now expired, he tricks his former fellow officers and aids Jen's brother to escape. This brings about a reconciliation between Tom and Jen.


See also


  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Over The Border
  2. "Over The Border (advertisement)". The Bemidji Daily Pioneer. Bemidji, Minn. 2 Sep 1922. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: Over The Border at silentera.com
  4. "Reviews: Over the Border". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (26): 95. June 24, 1922.

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