Hell's Hinges (Silent)

Classic silent Western featuring the greatest silent movie cowboy of all time, William S. Hart.
Hell's Hinges (Silent)
4 ratings
Movie on IMDb
SALE: $5.95
List Price: $7.98
You Save: $2.03 (25% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  DVD-R
sku:  ALP 6417D
Brand New

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 31, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1916
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Directed by

Description by OLDIES.com:

Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the lawless frontier town of Hell's Hinges, intent on reforming its amoral citizens. Local saloon keeper and deep-dyed villain Silk Miller, realizing that a temperate populace would be bad for business, discredits the preacher by ordering a dancehall girl to seduce and denounce him. But Miller hasn't reckoned on interference from his former accomplice, notorious gunfighter Blaze Tracy, who has fallen in love with Faith and becomes an avenging angel on her behalf.

By 1916, former stage actor Hart was already established as a Western star, but the unexpected box-office success of Hell's Hinges took his career to another level. Although he had portrayed reformed outlaws before, something about Blaze Tracy resonated powerfully with moviegoers - so much so that he would play variations of the character in most of his subsequent films. But Hart's performance wasn't the only exemplary thing about Hell's Hinges: C. Gardner Sullivan's story brought Biblical allusion to sagebrush sagas, and its apocalyptic, fire-and-brimstone climax rocked audiences accustomed to tamer resolutions in Westerns. - Ed Hulse

Product Description:

When a young minister arrives in a tiny western town, an outlaw is transformed - not by religion, but by the sight of the minister's beautiful sister. Meanwhile, the "man of God" is seduced by a dance hall girl and becomes so depraved that he leads a frenzied mob in burning down his own church! Silent film with music score.


Production Notes:

  • HELL'S HINGES was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
This product is made-on-demand by the manufacturer using DVD-R recordable media. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-Rs (except for some older models made before 2000) - please consult your owner's manual for formats compatible with your player. These DVD-Rs may not play on all computers or DVD player/recorders. To address this, the manufacturer recommends viewing this product on a DVD player that does not have recording capability.
Alpha Video - DVDs
Alpha Video - DVD Sale

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 4 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Product Groupings:

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 19,400
  • UPC: 089218641793
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Alpha Video Labels:

Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)