Knight of the Trail (1915, B&W):
Canyon City's most eligible single man, Jim Treen, is engaged to sweet blonde Molly Stewart. Days before the wedding, Molly sneaks into Jim's bachelor cabin to clean up. She is shocked when a loose floorboard reveals a secret chamber filled with stolen loot - her fiance is the most wanted hold-up man in the territory! Jim is completely crushed when she breaks off all relations with him. The jilted bandit is powerless when Molly throws herself into an ill-advised engagement with a scoundrel who is planning to take her for every penny she is worth.
William S. Hart began as a highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor on Broadway who entertained no aspiration for movie acting prior to age 49. A major western buff, he purchased Billy The Kid's pistols and boasted friendships with both Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Partnering with producer Thomas Ince in 1915, Hart went on to star in and direct dozens of memorable westerns. Co-star Frank Borzage went on to win the very first Best Director Oscar in 1928 for Seventh Heaven. He went on to direct over 100 films, most notably Bad Girl (1931) and A Farewell to Arms (1932).
Stars William S. Hart, Leona Hutton, Frank Borzage; Directed by William S.Hart.
Lost Treasures of the West also includes:
Hustlin' Hank (1923, B&W): Stars Will Rogers.
Two-Gun Of The Tumbleweed (1927, B&W): Stars Leo Maloney.
The Last Card (1915, B&W): Stars William S. Hart.
This box set combines two features headlined by one of the most popular (and long-forgotten) icons in American movies - Shakespearean actor-turned-screen cowboy William S. Hart - with western opuses starring Hart's contemporaries. Included are the Hart westerns: KNIGHT OF THE TRAIL (1915) and THE LAST CARD (1915), the Will Rogers picture HUSTLIN' HANK (1923) and the Leo Maloney opus TWO-GUN OF THE TUMBLEWEED (1927).