Silent Movie Trivia Card #3: Hell’s Hinges (1916)

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This Silent Movie Trivia Card concerns an 1916 apocalyptic western entitled Hell’s Hinges, which stars a very stern William S. Hart. While most writing on the film justly focuses on the famous ending, the rest of the movie’s story is equally fascinating. You know, darkness, redemption, revenge… Hart stuff. (You can read my full-length review here.)

However, there is plenty of interesting stuff going on in the background if you know what to look for. For example, there is a handsome young fella who is still a few years away from making his mark on the romance genre…

(I didn’t have time to do a screen grab but you can see our young Jack in action in my video review of the film.)

Availability: A gorgeous tinted print of Hell’s Hinges was released as part of the out-of-print Treasures From American Film Archives box set. There is an in-print Alpha release but I hear the image quality is pretty poor. Still, you can snag a copy for just a few bucks so…

2 Replies to “Silent Movie Trivia Card #3: Hell’s Hinges (1916)”

  1. An amazing movie I was privileged to see from the University of Maryland’s Treasures From American Film Archives DVD. From experience, I’m sure the Alpha DVD is unwatchable.

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