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The Toll Gate (1920)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, Western | 15 April 1920 (USA)
After being betrayed to the law by one of his henchmen, a bandit leader seeks to avenge himself.

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Outlaw Black Deering leads a band of desperadoes, but decides to give up the bandit life. Agreeing to go on one last job with his gang, he is captured when his henchman Jordan betrays the gang for the reward. Deering escapes and determines to avenge himself on Jordan. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"SHERIFF, SOME OF YOUR MEN ARE SURROUNDED BY JORDAN AND HIS MEXICANS" (original lobby card-all caps) See more »


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Black Deering: Horse, we gotta move again. That sheriff's sure an Indian for trailin'.
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Silent bad-assery.
29 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Anyone that thinks that Westerns didn't get tough and gritty until the 50s needs to see this excellent silent film starring William S. Hart (who also wrote the screenplay I believe). Hart plays an outlaw that goes gunning for revenge against the man who betrayed him, all the while trying to dodge local authorities. He comes across a single mother and her young son and wrestles with his conscience...something he thought he suppressed a long time ago. The plot is a direct precursor to the similarly-themed 'Shane' and 'Will Penny' and Hart is the forefather of the silent hard-ass (Clint Eastwood owes a lot to him). Beyond its historical value, this film is recommended just for being so damn good.


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