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The Grub-Stake -- Film Description:
"In The Grub-Stake, Shipman plays Faith Diggs, a beautiful young woman who supports herself and her ailing father by taking in laundry and modelling for artists. Enter the villian Leroy who agrees to back her plan to open a laundry in gold rush country. Once in the Klondike, Faith discovers Leroy's true and dastardly schemes. Faith flees with her father in a dogsled and gets hopelessly lost. A series of Shipman's trademark animal and wilderness scenes ensue before Faith is rescued in what Shipman described as a 'sockeroo finish.'"
-- Toronto International Film Festival Group


Source:
Toronto International Film Festival Group. "Passport to Canadian Cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival / Passeport pour le cinéma canadien au Festival international du film de Toronto: 2003: Canadian Retrospective / Rétrospective canadienne: The Films of Nell Shipman." Toronto International Film Festival Group. http://www.filmreferencelibrary.ca/images/passport_pages_93_128.pdf. [English / French]