Hell's Hinges (1916)

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Hell's Hinges is a 1916 American Western silent film starring William S. Hart and Clara Williams. Directed by Charles Swickard, William S. Hart and Clifford Smith, and produced by Thomas H. Ince, the screenplay was written by C. Gardner Sullivan. Hell's Hinges tells the story of a minister, Rev. Bob Henley (played by Standing), who comes to a gunfighter-plagued town with his sister, Faith (played by Williams). The owner of the saloon, Silk Miller (played by Hollingsworth), and his accomplices sense trouble and hire gunman Blaze Tracy (played by Hart), the most dangerous man around, to run the minister out of town. Rev. Henley is seduced by the dance-hall girl, Dolly (played by Glaum), and falls from grace as his sister, Faith, rehabilitates Blaze Tracey, who finds something special in her, and soon Miller and the others have Blaze to deal with. When Hell's Hinges was released, the reception of the film among New York critics was so positive that the producer bought space in newspapers around the country to reprint the reviews. The following are excerpts from those reviews: Grace Kingsley of the Los Angeles Times gave the actors high marks.

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