Starring William S. Hart
William S. Hart deserves unstinted praise for the admirable artistry which characterizes this production throughout. In the first place it is a resolute attempt, and a successful one, to escape from the routine "Westerns," while still telling a Western story. The narrative itself is of no great consequence, but the period of the forty-niners is reproduced magnificently from the great caravans which formed at the headwaters of the Missouri to the far trails in the dust of the desert at the foot of the Rockies. I would criticize the probability of any caravan leader's departure from his flock to pursue a private feud, however intense, but otherwise I have only recommendation in large doses.
starring William S. Hart
MOTION PICTURE CLASSIC
William S. Hart's "Wagon Tracks" (Artcraft), if conventional of story, has more atmosphere of the frontier days than most Western melodramas. Hart is vigorous and the cast able, particularly the always human Jane Novak. While the Indians have a department store fastidiousness about them, the steamboat and desert trail scenes seem decidedly real. The story? The unrelenting quest of Buckskin Hamilton to vindicate his dead younger brother, killed over a card table. It holds the interest well.
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