Starring Leonore Ulric, Theodore von Eltz, Forrest Stanley
March 1924

Whether it is because of the Northwest Mounted formula has been done so often that it fails to stir us, or whether it is because the sharp and incisive dialog of the play is silenced, the screen version of "Tiger Rose" did not draw us into its plot and compel us to live it characters as it did upon the stage.

It is well done - in fact, expertly done -- but it fails to reveal anything of consequence that has not been revealed before in stories of its type. Its figures are identical with others that have preceded them. Here, at least, they experience some graphic adventure which carries the sting of reality. But we miss Leonore Ulric's throaty voice in giving Rose the vivid personality that she was in the play. Also, Willard Mack is more the vigorous Devlin than his screen successor, Forrest Stanley. There is a departure from the orthodox plot in that the girl doesn't marry the Mountie. In fact, she prevents him thru her tigerish impulses from carrying out his mission of getting his man. But in its favor is a rich line of adventurous action which suggest real moments of suspense. It is also fortified with exceptionally picturesque backgrounds - backgrounds which were denied in the theater.

It offers excitement, and Leonore Ulric has a vital personality. But we miss the crisp cuss words as delivered over the footlights. We admit, however, it's the best Mountie picture ever screened.

Starring Leonore Ulric, Theodore von Eltz, Forrest Stanley
February 1924

Leonore Ulric, first of all, photographs beautifully. And her screen appearance is never marred by overacting. In the story of the willfully adorable, great-hearted French-Canadian girl, she does splendid work.

A fur-trading post and a waif who drifts down the river on a raft, and into the hearts of a group of wilderness men - a mounted policeman, a priest, a factor and a half-breed. And then the advent of a young engineer - and love, interrupted by tragedy. Not an unusual plot - but one that gives Miss Ulric a chance to turn from comedy to pathos, from intense drama to a smiling wistfulness. The picture is entertainment of the best sort. Claude Gillingwater, Forrest Stanley, Joseph Dowling and Theodore von Eltz give fine support, and Sidney Franklin's direction is splendid.

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