Branding Broadway. 1918. USA. Directed by William S. Hart. Approx. 53 min.
Screenplay by C. Gardner Sullivan. With William S. Hart, Seena Owen, Arthur Shirley. Hart, who plays a fish out of water in this “Western” set in New York, provided the original film negative in 1949. All MoMA materials are derived from that original negative.
Keno Bates, Liar. 1915. USA. Directed by William S. Hart. Approx. 29 min.
Screenplay by Thomas H. Ince, J. G. Hawks. With William S. Hart, Margaret Thompson, Herschel Mayall. Keno Bates is a dealer at the Double Stamp Saloon, where Anita, a dance hall girl, is in love with him. After a run of bad cards, gambler Jim Maitland tries to rob Keno. Keno shoots him dead and discovers on Maitland’s body a note from the gambler’s sister saying she is arriving on the next stagecoach.