Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Along with Hell's Hinges and Tumbleweeds, Blue Blazes Rawden is currently among the most readily available of William S. Hart's westerns. Hart, of course, plays the title character, a brawny lumberjack who enters into a poker game with a deceptively mild-looking English gambler named Ladyfingers Hilgard (Robert McKim). The stakes are Hilgard's gambling emporium -- and, it is implied, the Englishman's girlfriend Babette Du Fresne (Maud George). Accusing each other of cheating, Rawden and Hilgard decide to settle their differences with their six-shooters. And this is only the beginning of the picture, which by the final reel has incorporated practically all of the familiar William S. Hart elements, including the self-sacrificial redemption of the "good bad man" hero.
lumberjack, gambling, poker