The Taking of Luke McVane. 1915. USA. Directed by William S. Hart. Silent. Approx. 26 min.

With Hart, Enid Markey, Clifford S. Smith. After a shoot-out in a saloon, Luke McVane goes on the lam from the sheriff who vows to catch him. During his search, the sheriff is ambushed by Indians and seriously wounded, and McVane risks his own safety to tend to the lawman. This print carries the reissue title The Fugitive.

Breed of Men. 1919. USA. Directed by William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer. Silent. Approx. 51 min.

With Hart, Seena Owen, Bert Sprotte. The first two reels of this five-reel feature are believed lost. When Western-territory sheriff “Careless” Carmody is tricked by a con man in a land deal, the swindle ruins his reputation as an honest lawman and foments the anger and mistrust of his lady love. In spite of his travails, Carmody attempts to right any wrongs attached to his name. MoMA’s material for Breed of Men comes from a 1941 donation of the existing film reels from William S. Hart.

  1. Friday, February 26,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

  2. Wednesday, February 3,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: A Pioneer Cowboy.