||Vola Vale and William S. Hart.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Silent Man
B&W : Five reels
Directed by William S. Hart
Cast: William S. Hart [‘Silent’ Budd Marr], Vola Vale [Betty Bryce], Robert McKim [‘Handsome’ Jack Pressley], Harold Goodwin [David Bryce], J.P. Lockney [‘Grubstake’ Higgins], George P. Nichols [‘Preaching’ Bill Hardy], Gertrude Claire [Mrs. Hardy], Milton Ross [Ames Mitchell], Dorcas Matthews [Topaz]
William S. Hart Productions, Incorporated (Thomas H. Ince Corporation) production; distributed by Artcraft Pictures Corporation (Paramount Pictures Corporation). / Scenario by Charles Kenyon, from a screen story by Charles Kenyon. Production supervision by Thomas H. Ince. Assistant director, Lambert Hillyer. Cinematography by Joe August (Joseph H. August). Presented by Thomas H. Ince. / © 14 November 1917 by Thomas H. Ince Studios (Thomas H. Ince Corporation) [LP11713]. Released 26 November 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Desert Dust.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive; the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive; and in the Film Preservation Associates film collection (Blackhawk Films collection) [35mm fine-grain restoration positive (from a 35mm nitrate positive and a 16mm reduction positive)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 3 April 2009.
References: Koszarski-Hart pp. ix, xix, 77-80; Limbacher-Feature p. 223 : Website-AFI; Website-NFPF.
Home video: DVD.