~His Hour of Manhood~
1914
Written & Directed by: Tom Chatterton
~Cast~

William S. Hart ... Pete Larson
Clara Williams ... Anne Larson
Tom Chatterton ... Jim Dawson
Gertrude Claire ... Mrs. Dawson
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Domino Film Company
New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: Mutual Film

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 20 Minutes
Released: July 2, 1914
~Plot Synopsis~
Having signed with producer Thomas Ince as a director, formidable stage actor William S. Hart
learned the ropes of filmmaking by appearing in a couple of Western two-reelers such as this one.
Hart played Pete Larson, a brute whose battered wife, Anne (Clara Williams), finally finds courage to
leave. The woman gets lost in the wilderness and is taken in by a young hunter (played by the film's
director, Thomas Chatterton), who later proposes marriage. Mistakenly believing her husband to be
dead, Anne accepts only to find her first husband returning to perform a bit of blackmail. Hart chafed
at having to play second fiddle in low-budget fare such as His Hour of Manhood, and Ince quickly
lined up the more prestigious The Bargan, a five-reel Western once again co-starring Hart with the
sturdy-looking Clara Williams.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com