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William S. Hart Silent Classics: Silent Man (1917) / Blue Blazes Rawden (1918)
William S Hart Silent Classics Silent Man / Blue Blazes Rawden
Actor: William S. Hart
Genres: Westerns, Classics, Drama
NR     2008     1hr 30min

Two great William S. Hart westerns from the earliest days of Hollywood.


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Actor: William S. Hart
Genres: Westerns, Classics, Drama
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Silent Films, Drama
Studio: Alpha Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 12/30/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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The "Good Bad Man" rides again!!!
Diane Byrnes | 07/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Silent Man" is Bill Hart at his best. He created the persona of
the "good bad man" and at the time it was new and exciting. Reviewers
at the time couldn't find fault with any of his films, even the ones
that were not quite up to the mark ("Blue Blazes Rawden" was not a great
movie - it was not set in the West but in the North country, where Hart
played a wild lumber-jack, finally redeemed through the kindness of the
mother of the man he killed).
"The Silent Man" was more like it. The beautiful ornate titles and the
wonderful Western scenery make this a great introduction to William S.
Hart. He plays "Silent" Bill Marr, who discovers gold but then has his
claim stolen by "Handsome" Jack Pressley (Robert McKim was a staple of
Hart's westerns. Throw in a pretty girl (Vola Vale was considered one of
the great beauties of the day), a hero worshipping kid brother and a
priest that is building a new church and you have a typical Hart Western.
I would highly recommend it.
Long Overdue Hart
M | N.Y. | 06/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD release contains 2 of Hart's films -One as a lumberjack and the other as his usual cowboy character. Each film runs just under one hour and both are basically fair films- nothing spectacular. The print quality for each film are quite good with suitable piano score backing. It's about time some of William S. Harts films became available on DVD rather than being locked up in some film archives around the world. Thanks Alpha video for this release , hopefully more will follow soon."