The Toll Gate (1920)
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The Toll Gate (1920)
William S. Hart added a bit more suspense and drama in this otherwise typical Hart western. The greatest western star of the mid 1910s, Hart again played a good-bad man reformed by his love for a righteous woman (Anna Q. Nilsson) and a young child, in this case, Nilsson's son (Richard Headrick). The villain is the woman's brutish husband (Joseph Singleton) who eventually gets the heave-ho (literally, over a cliff). What makes this western very unusual for its time (or any time, for that matter) is the lack of the traditional happy ending. Although pardoned by the sheriff for killing… More