||William S. Hart (center).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Narrow Trail
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Cast: William S. Hart [‘Ice’ Harding], Sylvia Bremer (Sylvia Breamer) [Betty Werdin], Milton Ross [‘Admiral’ Bates], Robert Kortman [‘Moose’ Halloran], Fritz the horse [‘The King’]
William S. Hart Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Artcraft Pictures Corporation. / Picturized (scenario) by Harvey F. Thew, from a screen story by William S. Hart. Production supervision by Thomas H. Ince. Photographed (cinematography) by Joe August (Joseph H. August). Presented by Thomas H. Ince. / © 3 October 1917 by William S. Hart Productions, Incorporated [LP11495]. Released 15 October 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Fritz the horse’s final film.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm preservation negative]; in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the George Eastman Museum film archive.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Alcohol: Drunkeness - Animals: Bears, Dogs, Horses - Criminals: Shanghaiers - Dance halls - Street scenes - USA: California: San Francisco
Listing updated: 21 January 2011.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Everson-American pp. 249, 369; Koszarski-Hart pp. x, xviii, xx, 74-76; Lee-Not p. 73; Limbacher-Feature p. 170; Sinyard-Silent p. 56 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Bob Fontenrose.
Home video: DVD.