THE SILENT MAN
1917, 61 min, USA, Dir: William S. Hart

Silent cinema's foremost Western star, the great William S. Hart, directed and stars in this excellent feature. In an absorbing tale of treachery and redemption characteristic of Hart's best work, he plays "Silent" Bill Marr, who arrives in the town of Bakeoven to register his claim to a gold mine only to get swindled by dancehall owner "Handsome" Jack Pressley (Robert McKim). There's plenty of action and some wonderful location photography as our hero sets out to make matters right.


WAGON TRACKS
1919, Paramount, 64 min, USA, Dir: Lambert Hillyer

Produced by Thomas H. Ince (and beautifully shot by cinematographer Joe August), this Western has legendary silent screen star William S. Hart leading a wagon train across the wilderness - and trying to figure out who killed his brother.


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