WorldCat Identities

Hart, William S. (William Surrey) 1864-1946

Works: 211 works in 373 publications in 3 languages and 2,589 library holdings
Genres: History  Silent films  Drama  Anthology films  Short films  Western films  Documentary films  Film excerpts  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Actor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PZ3.H2519, 791.4309
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William S Hart
The great train robbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special edition contains two versions of this historically significant western the original silent archival version and a digitally enhanced version with new music, effects track and color sequences
Tumbleweeds by King Baggott( Visual )

42 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the great land rush of 1889, the Cherokee Land Strip between Oklahoma and Kansas was opened to homesteaders. Don Carver decides to get in on the rush, but finds himself in danger of missing it when he gets arrested and parted from his new love
A lighter of flames by William S Hart( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--And all points west! by William S Hart( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three documentaries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist is a deeply compassionate work of remembrance for a man who had been all but erased from the history books. This film looks at the career of the twenties and thirties movie star and wondrous baritone, Paul Robeson, cinema's first African-American leading man. The love goddesses details cinema's female sex symbols, featuring clips from famous film stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Gish, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carol Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Claudette Colbert and others. The film examines the shifting cultural mores that are constantly redefining what we consider alluring as well as what we are allowed to see. The great chase is a rollicking compedium of the greatest hits of silent-cinema chase sequences
The Land where the blues began( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the music of the Mississippi Delta, considered by many to be the land where the blues began
The bargain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Notorious Jim Stokes, "The two-gun man," is badly wounded following a botched hold-up. His unconscious body is discovered by Phil Brent, a prospector. While recovering from his wounds, Jim falls in love with his nurse, Phil's lovely daughter Nell, and the two are wed. When the sheriff catches wind of his whereabouts, Jim is forced to flee from his young wife, and head for the border. Although the sheriff manages to take Jim prisoner, fate will intervene and cause the two enemies to strike a terrible bargain, one that will test the mettle of both of their souls"--Container
"Hell's Hinges"( Visual )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young minister arrives in Hell's Hinges, Blaze Tracey, the notorious outlaw, is transformed into goodness-- not by religion, but by the sight of the minister's sister, Faith
Pinto Ben : and other stories by William S Hart( Book )

9 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 1 of this 4 part series contains 14 films
The golden West boys, Injun and Whitey strike out for themselves by William S Hart( Book )

10 editions published between 1919 and 1922 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Injun and Whitey to the rescue by William S Hart( Book )

17 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier days were made up of many different kinds of humans. There were men who were muddy-bellied coyotes, so low that they hugged the ground like a snake. There were girls whose cheeks were so toughened by shame as to be hardly knowable from squaws. There were stoic Indians with red-raw, liquor-dilated eyes, peaceable and just when sober, boastful and intolerant when drunk. And then there were those White Men, those moulders, those makers of the great, big open-hearted West, that had not yet been denatured by nesters and wire fences, men to whom a Colt gun was the court of last appeal and w
Hoofbeats by William S Hart( Book )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1944 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law on horseback, and other stories by William S Hart( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toll gate His bitter pill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The toll gate" (1920, 73 min.), William S. Hart stars as Black Deering, a gunfighter and outlaw who, upon escaping from the authorities, flees into the wilderness. Hiding in the cabin of an abandoned woman and her young child, Deering finally finds the possibility of redemption he never dared dream of. His only problem: two posses on his trail and they want blood. Also included is Mack Sennett's famous western parody "His bitter pill" (1916, 20 min.), done in the inimitable Keystone style and viciously lampooning the noble cowboy
The great chase( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest days of motion pictures, the chase has been an integral ingredient for thrills and comic delight. Here is a cavalcade of the most hair-raising pursuits in film. This film traces the development of the chase, from its beginning, when motion pictures were a new form of entertainment
Traditions of acting( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early sound recordings of renowned actors, originally collected by George R. Creegan, and taken from early cylinders, discs, off-the-air radio broadcasts and other sources. Most pieces are excerpts from English language plays (scenes, soliloquies, etc.), primarily Shakespeare's; several selections are from French and German plays
The Return of Draw Egan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outlaw leader "Draw" Egan, believed dead, turns up in the town of Yellow Dog. The townsfolk believe him to be William Blake, a strong and law-abiding man. They appoint him sheriff to rid the town of the hoodlums who have nearly taken over. He does so with dispatch, becoming a genuinely lawful and respected member of the town's society. But then Arizona Joe, one of Egan's old gang, shows up in Yellow Dog, threatening to expose Egan if he doesn't help his old comrade take over the town"--
Blue Blazes Rawden( Visual )

7 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne. Hilgard is killed. When Hilgard's mother and younger brother arrive in the remote logging town, Rawden attempts to ease their suffering by creating the fiction that Hilgard had been a well-loved man who died naturally. But when young Eric Hilgard learns the truth of his brother's death, he comes gunning for Rawden."--Internet Movie Database
The Narrow trail( Visual )

6 editions published between 1917 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ice Harding finally captures and tames the wild pinto that has captivated his attention, but his gang isn't too happy. Ice breaks with his gang & sets out to locate an old girlfriend. He finds her on the Barbary Coast and finds out she is a dancehall girl. She mends her ways and she and Ice head down the narrow trail on their way to the mountains
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Alternative Names
Two-Gun Bill

Two-Gun Bill 1864-1946

William S. Hart acteur et cinéaste américain

William S. Hart Amerikaans filmregisseur

William S. Hart attore e regista statunitense

William S. Hart US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent der Stummfilmära

William Surrey Hart

Харт, Уильям

ویلیام اس هارت بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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