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HISTORY

Modern sources indicate William S. Hart was a co-director on this film and that Thomas Ince directed, or at least closely monitored, the scene depicting the burning of Hell's Hinges. Modern sources also credit Mon Randall with the art ... More Less

Modern sources indicate William S. Hart was a co-director on this film and that Thomas Ince directed, or at least closely monitored, the scene depicting the burning of Hell's Hinges. Modern sources also credit Mon Randall with the art titles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
19 Feb 16
p. 1029.
MPW
19 Feb 16
p. 1146.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1366.
New York Times
26 Aug 16
p. 1444.
Variety
11 Feb 16
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
15 February 1916 5 March 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LU7636 LP10792
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the weak-willed Reverend Robert Henley arrives in Hell's Hinges on a mission to clean up the town, gunslinger Blaze Tracy and "Silk" Miller, the town saloon keeper, decide to give him a hard time. After Blaze falls in love with Robert's sister Faith, however, he ends up helping the reverend spread the gospel. Having lost Blaze as an accomplice, Miller takes it upon himself to discredit Robert. He has Dolly, one of his dance hall girls, get Robert drunk and seduce him and then lets the public discover him in her bed. Later, Miller's henchmen set fire to the church, and Robert is killed when shooting breaks out. To avenge Robert's death, Blaze burns down the saloon, but allows Miller and his boys to escape. Finally, with all of Hell's Hinges up in flames, Blaze rescues Faith, buries her brother and rides with her to a new ... +


When the weak-willed Reverend Robert Henley arrives in Hell's Hinges on a mission to clean up the town, gunslinger Blaze Tracy and "Silk" Miller, the town saloon keeper, decide to give him a hard time. After Blaze falls in love with Robert's sister Faith, however, he ends up helping the reverend spread the gospel. Having lost Blaze as an accomplice, Miller takes it upon himself to discredit Robert. He has Dolly, one of his dance hall girls, get Robert drunk and seduce him and then lets the public discover him in her bed. Later, Miller's henchmen set fire to the church, and Robert is killed when shooting breaks out. To avenge Robert's death, Blaze burns down the saloon, but allows Miller and his boys to escape. Finally, with all of Hell's Hinges up in flames, Blaze rescues Faith, buries her brother and rides with her to a new life. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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