Up 4,016 this week

The Disciple (1915)

 |  Western  |  17 October 1915 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 23 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Jim Houston, the "Shootin' Iron" Parson, comes to Barren Gulch to reform the morals of the frontier community. He receives the support of "Birdshot" Bivens, the sheriff of the county. Jim's... See full summary »


, (uncredited)


(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 13 May 2011
a list of 16 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
a list of 140 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Disciple" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Disciple (1915)

The Disciple (1915) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Disciple.


Complete credited cast:
Mary Houston
Thelma Salter ...
Alice Houston
Robert McKim ...
Doc Hardy
Charles K. French ...
Sheriff 'Birdshot' Bivens (as Charles French)


Jim Houston, the "Shootin' Iron" Parson, comes to Barren Gulch to reform the morals of the frontier community. He receives the support of "Birdshot" Bivens, the sheriff of the county. Jim's wife, Mary, however, is a weak character. She falls a prey to the seduction of Dr. Hardy, the village gambler and saloon keeper, and elopes with him. Jim Houston, forsaking the ministry, goes to the mountains and cares for his child in a log cabin home. Later the child falls very ill. Mary, in a mountain storm, comes unwittingly to their door. Dr. Hardy is sent for as the only physician in the district. He ministers to the child and confronts Houston, who intends to kill him. Mary is asked to make her choice between Houston and Dr. Hardy. She points towards the child and goes to its bedside. Houston forgives his wife and instead of killing Hardy permits him to go unharmed. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

17 October 1915 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manden fra Arizona  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$8,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Lord Blinks
11 June 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

God sends frontier parson and gunslinger William S. Hart (as Jim Houston), his pretty wife Dorothy Dalton (as Mary), and their cute little daughter Thelma Salter (as Alice) to the western town of "Barren Gulch". Of course, Mr. Hart finds the town sinfully in need of his services. He needn't have looked any further than his own back yard, however; soon, Ms. Dalton decides to run off with the local sleaze, Robert McKim (as "Doc" Hardy) after he is nice to her in the grocery store. The Lord must have blinked when Mr. McKim winked.

Thomas H. Ince's "The Disciple" is inexplicable. Hart is an odd man of God, threatening a flock at gunpoint, "Are you going' to force me to preach to cripples?" Dalton's abandonment of her husband and young daughter is not very plausible, assuming Hart fathered the impossibly blonde curled girl. Dalton performs well, considering the weak material; and, perversely, her scenes with McKim look good. Although unseen, "God" is a character who becomes more and more involved in the plot, which makes it more silly than not.

** The Disciple (10/17/15) William S. Hart ~ William S. Hart, Dorothy Dalton, Robert McKim

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Disciple (1915) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: