UW Cinematheque: Silents Please!
The Bargain | USA | 1914 | 35mm | 70 min. Director: Reginald Barker
Saturday, November 11, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams Silent icon Hart’s first feature, established him as the stoic, silent outlaw trying to reform. The vigorous gunplay and Barker’s crisp direction make this a classic Western. Preceded by The Perils of Pauline’s Pearl White stars in the 1913 comedy short WILL POWER (15 min.), as a girl with a problem: her father is using mind control to rid her of her boyfriend. Live piano by David Drazin. Prints courtesy Library of Congress.