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The Bargain
Also known as The Two-Gun Man in the Bargain in the USA
(1914) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Reginald Barker

Cast: William S. Hart [Jim Stokes, the two-gun man], J. Frank Burke [Sheriff Bud Walsh], Clara Williams [Nell Brent], Barney Sherry (J. Barney Sherry) [Phil Brent, her father], James Dawley (James Dowling) [Minister Wilkes]

New York Motion Picture Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players Film Company (Paramount Pictures Corporation). / Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Scenario by William H. Clifford and Thomas H. Ince. Cinematography by Robert Newhard. / © 3 December 1914 by New York Motion Picture Corporation [LP5157]. © 12 October 1923 by Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated. Released 3 December 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot from 11 June through 5 August 1914. Some location photography shot in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. This film was Hart’s first feature film. [?] The film may have been cut to five reels for rerelease in the USA before 1920. The film was rereleased in the USA as The Two-Gun Man in the Bargain by Hart’s own company in 1920. The film was rereleased in the USA by Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated, on 12 October 1923. The film was entered in the National Film Registry in 2010.

Drama: Western.

Synopsis: Synopses available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0220, and in Koszarski-Hart p. 3.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive, 35mm fine-grain preservation negative, 35mm preservation positive]; and in the Newhall/William S. Hart film collection.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: USA: Arizona: Grand Canyon

Listing updated: 30 June 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.0220; Everson-American pp. 244, 245; Fell-History p. 90; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 22; Koszarski-Hart pp. xii, xviii, 3-6; Lahue-Triangle pp. 136-137; Limbacher-Feature p. 16; Tarbox-Lost p. 227 : Website-AFI; Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

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