Hard Fists (1927)

Western | 24 April 1927

Director:

William Wyler

Cinematographer:

Eddie Linden

Production Designer:

David Garber

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The title of Charles A. Logue's original story was "The ... More Less

The title of Charles A. Logue's original story was "The Grappler." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
1 Jun 1927
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Blue Streak Western
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 April 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 March 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23758
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,387
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Art Alvord, a fancy-riding ranch hand with a mysteriously shady past, is challenged to a race by a gray-haired colonel, Jed Leach, who wins with dubious tactics. Alvord is provoked to the point of striking Leach, but he is restrained and eventually becomes the evil colonel's protégé, under threat of revelation of a past crime. He is forced to swindle the ranch hands out of their money. Later, in a different town, Art saves the life of an elderly woman who owns a dairy and falls in love with her daughter, Betty. When the colonel repeats his swindling ruse, Art again assists but soon comes to protest the arrangement. Their critical encounter is overheard by Charles Crane, who informs the sheriff that Art is wanted for murder. When the colonel tries to force the mutinous Art's arrest, he accidentally reveals his own disguise and is himself put behind ... +


Art Alvord, a fancy-riding ranch hand with a mysteriously shady past, is challenged to a race by a gray-haired colonel, Jed Leach, who wins with dubious tactics. Alvord is provoked to the point of striking Leach, but he is restrained and eventually becomes the evil colonel's protégé, under threat of revelation of a past crime. He is forced to swindle the ranch hands out of their money. Later, in a different town, Art saves the life of an elderly woman who owns a dairy and falls in love with her daughter, Betty. When the colonel repeats his swindling ruse, Art again assists but soon comes to protest the arrangement. Their critical encounter is overheard by Charles Crane, who informs the sheriff that Art is wanted for murder. When the colonel tries to force the mutinous Art's arrest, he accidentally reveals his own disguise and is himself put behind bars. +

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