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The Silent Man (1917)

A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.

Director:

William S. Hart

Writer:

Charles Kenyon (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William S. Hart ... 'Silent' Budd Marr
Vola Vale ... Betty Bryce
Robert McKim ... Handsome Jack Pressley
Dorcas Matthews Dorcas Matthews ... Topaz Pressley
J.P. Lockney J.P. Lockney ... 'Grubstake' Higgins
George Nichols ... Preachin' Bill Hardy
Gertrude Claire ... Mrs. Hardy
Milton Ross Milton Ross ... Ames Mitchell (as Milton L. Ross)
Harold Goodwin ... David Bryce
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A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Dust See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

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Silent Western
15 September 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Prime early William S. Hart western. Although it lacks the elaborate and fantastic structure of Hart's HELL'S HINGES. the prints of this survive better. The story is nothing surprising to someone familiar with western films, but it is told with a simplicity and honesty that lift it far above ordinary Saturday Oater fare.


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