The Primal Lure (1916)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Release Date - May 21, 1916 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This William S. Hart adventure opus is currently unavailable for reappraisal, though all evidence indicates that it is no great loss. Hart, who also directed, plays Angus McConnell, the disgraced and discharged manager of a Canadian trading post. He is reinstated when his replacement Richard Sylvester (Robert McKim), a blustering braggart, turns yellow during an Indian attack. The heroine who is rescued by Angus in the final scene was played by Margery Wilson, best remembered as "Brown Eyes" in the French Episode of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. Set during the glory years of the Hudson Bay Company, Primal Lure was not technically a western, but Bill Hart was still Bill Hart, whether wearing six-guns or not.



bad-guy, coward, good-guy, love, Native-American, rescue, romance, trading-post