Grudge (1915)

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Though he'd already made his feature-film debut in The Bargain, William S. Hart was contractually obligated to continue directing and acting in such two-reel westerns as The Grudge. The film wastes no time getting down to business, with the first action highlight occurring less than 6 minutes into the picture. A typical Hart tale of revenge and redemption, the film affords two-gun Bill the opportunity to take on several opponents in a wild barroom-brawl sequence. And of course, there's a climactic showdown and ride to the rescue. Producer Thomas H. Ince certainly got his money's worth out of Hart (whose salary was a "princely" $125 per week at the time) with The Grudge.