The Desert Man
B&W : Five reels
Directed by William S. Hart
Cast: William S. Hart [‘Grouchy’ Jim Alton], Margery Wilson [Jennie], Buster Irving [Joey], Henry Belmer [‘Razor’ Joe], Milton Ross [‘Tacoma’ Jake], Jack Livingston [Doctor Howard], Walter Whitman (Walt Whitman) [old Burns], Josephine Headley [Katy]
New York Motion Picture Corporation production; distributed by Triangle Distributing Corporation [Kay-Bee]. / Production supervised (produced) by Thomas H. Ince. Scenario by Lambert Hillyer, from a screen story by Martin Brown. Art direction by Robert Brunton. Cinematography by Joe August (Joseph H. August). / Released 22 April 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Production cost: $29,835.17. The film was rereleased in the USA by Enterprise Distributing Corporation. The film has survived only in fragments included in the film The Saga of William S. Hart produced by Blackhawk Films.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in Koszarski-Hart p. 66.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : A fragmentary print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 12 January 2012.
References: Koszarski-Hart pp. x, 66-68; Weaver-Twenty p. 373 : Website-AFI.