On the Night Stage (1915)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Reverend Austin (Robert Edeson) and the strapping "Silent" Tex (William S. Hart) fight over the beautiful Belle Shields (Rhea Mitchell) with the reverend emerging the winner. But after she becomes Mrs. Austin, Belle's thoughts frequently center on handsome Tex, now a trusted friend of the family. One night she goes to the saloon and, as she later admits, dances one too many dances with the notorious "Handsome Jack." The following day, a stagecoach is held up, and its only passenger, Handsome Jack, is beaten to a pulp. "I reckon I've paid my debt to the parson," says Tex, the highwayman, to his horse. "But I wonder what is left for me?" William S. Hart was not yet an established star and earned third billing in this typically moralistic love-triangle Western.

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bad-guy, bishop, cowboy, good-guy, love, love-triangle, robbery