Hell Bent (1918)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Ford's fourteenth film is a fast-paced Harry Carey western vehicle featuring Carey as his popular Cheyenne Harry hero. From the Plains, Harry rides into the disorderly western town of Rawhide, where he makes an immediate friend in Cimmaron Bill (Duke Lee). Harry then falls for dance-hall girl Bess (Neva Gerber), an upstanding woman forced into this particular line of work by a series of dire circumstances. Rawhide is yet another western town lorded over by crooks and outlaws. Harry determines to rid the town of the riffraff and restore order, but complications set in when he finds out that Bess' brother is a member of the gang that is riding roughshod over the town.



brother, cowboy, dance-hall-girl, friendship, gangster, love, outlaw [Western], romance