Trapper Skerritt and his plucky wife, Burstyn, battle nature in the Canadian wilderness in 1919. After Skerritt drowns, Burstyn brings up their children alone until she remarries. Based on a true story, SILENCE OF THE NORTH is dragged down by a cliched presentation of the hardships endured
by its principals, and Burstyn's narration is equally hackneyed. The photography of the Canadian woodlands is marvelous, however.