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Hell's Hinges (1916)

Unrated | | Romance, Western | 5 March 1916 (USA)
In the wayward western town known as Hell's Hinges, a local tough guy is reformed by the faith of a good woman.

Directors:

Charles Swickard, William S. Hart (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay), C. Gardner Sullivan (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William S. Hart ... Blaze Tracy (as W.S. Hart)
Clara Williams ... Faith Henley
Jack Standing ... Rev. Robert Henley
Alfred Hollingsworth Alfred Hollingsworth ... Silk Miller
Robert McKim ... A Clergyman
J. Frank Burke ... Zeb Taylor
Louise Glaum ... Dolly
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Storyline

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"Big Bill" is once more that terrible two-handed gunman whom you all love so well-and what he does to the "gang" who tried to do him "dirt" makes a cyclone look like an ordinary summer breeze. (Print Ad- Duluth Herald,((Duluth, Minn.)) 9 February 1918)

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Trivia

One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »

Quotes

Blaze Tracy: I reckon God ain't wantin' me much, ma'am, but when I look at you, I feel I've been ridin' the wrong trail.
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Alternate Versions

The preservation print from the Museum of Modern Art shown on Turner Classic Movies had a piano music score and ran 64 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from That Girl: Phantom of the Horse Opera (1966) See more »

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Different in a number of ways
24 November 2001 | by JLarson2006See all my reviews

There is a strong Christian content to the movie that most future westerns would not bring up (at least not like this). The main character, Blaze Tracy, goes from being the toughest, meanest guy in town to a defender of the Christian faith, although in a very individual way, i.e. no church affiliation. The plot centers greatly around faith and lack of faith. The events can be spiritually interpreted in a number of cases. This movie is no simple western.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Portas do Inferno See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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