A new preacher arrives at the sinningest town West of the Pecos. William S. Hart is a gunfighter with a homicidal streak determined to prevent law and religion from taking hold in Hell’s Hinges. There is shooting. So much shooting.
One of Hart’s best good-bad men pictures, a splendidly apocalyptic Victorian throwback with an apocalyptic ending that is justly famous. I love this picture to bits and pieces and highly recommend it, especially for viewers who may have been told that the “adult” western was invented in 1939.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.The townspeople burn the church so Hart burns the entire town to the ground. It’s kind of amazing.
If it were a dessert it would be: Jack Daniel’s Fudge. Old-fashioned and intense with a kick at the end.