The Tiger Man (1918)

Western | 1 April 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Bad Burr Bannister . A modern source credits the film's art title paintings to Harry Barndollar. Material in the copyright descriptions and a title sheet in the Thomas H. Ince Papers credit W. E. Lawrence with the role of "Rev. Luke Ingram," while all other sources credit Robert ... More Less

The working title of this film was Bad Burr Bannister . A modern source credits the film's art title paintings to Harry Barndollar. Material in the copyright descriptions and a title sheet in the Thomas H. Ince Papers credit W. E. Lawrence with the role of "Rev. Luke Ingram," while all other sources credit Robert Lawrence. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Apr 18
p. 1606.
MPN
23 Feb 18
p. 1153.
MPN
27 Apr 18
p. 2565.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 586.
NYDM
20 Apr 18
p. 558.
Variety
26 Apr 18
p. 42.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
p. 1100.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Bad Burr Bannister
Release Date:
1 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William S. Hart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12268
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hawk Parsons and his gang of dangerous outlaws escape from jail and ride far into the New Mexican desert, where they discover a band of emigrants stranded without water. Hawk is so smitten with Ruth Ingram, the wife of the Rev. Luke Ingram, that he agrees to lead the wagon train to safety, but on the way, the party is attacked by Indians. In the distance, Hawk sees U.S. cavalry troops on horseback, but because several members of the posse assigned to track him down are included in the band, he hesitates to send them a distress signal. Finally, Hawk allows the travelers to send their message on the condition that he may leave with Ruth, and as the wagon train is rescued, he reaches his mountain lair with the woman he loves. When Ruth attempts suicide, however, Hawk realizes his selfishness, and after returning her to her husband, he turns himself over to the ... +


Hawk Parsons and his gang of dangerous outlaws escape from jail and ride far into the New Mexican desert, where they discover a band of emigrants stranded without water. Hawk is so smitten with Ruth Ingram, the wife of the Rev. Luke Ingram, that he agrees to lead the wagon train to safety, but on the way, the party is attacked by Indians. In the distance, Hawk sees U.S. cavalry troops on horseback, but because several members of the posse assigned to track him down are included in the band, he hesitates to send them a distress signal. Finally, Hawk allows the travelers to send their message on the condition that he may leave with Ruth, and as the wagon train is rescued, he reaches his mountain lair with the woman he loves. When Ruth attempts suicide, however, Hawk realizes his selfishness, and after returning her to her husband, he turns himself over to the sheriff. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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