~Shark Monroe~
1918
Directed by: William S. Hart

Written by:
C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay & story)
~Cast~

William S. Hart... Shark Monroe
Katherine MacDonald ... Marjorie Hilton
Joseph Singleton ... Big Baxter
George A. McDaniel ...Webster Hilton
Bert Sprotte ... Onion McNab
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Artcraft Pictures Corporation
William S. Hart Productions

Distribution Company: Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Produced by: William S. Hart & Thomas H. Ince
Cinematography by: Joseph H. August

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: June 30, 1918
~Plot Synopsis~
William S. Hart forsakes his usual western surroundings in favor of the Great Northwest in Shark
Monroe. Hart of course plays the title character, a ruthless seal-hunter who is feared by one and all.
While heading towards the Klondike in his schooner, Monroe takes on two passengers, lovely
Marjorie Hilton (Katherine MacDonald) and her milksop brother Webster (George McDaniel).
Chafing under Monroe's strict disciplinarianism, Webster vows to get revenge some day, while
Marjorie expresses similar contempt for her "host." Upon arriving in Alaska, Marjorie is
strong-armed into a marriage with villainous hotel proprietor Big Baxter (Joe Singleton). Monroe
"rescues" the girl by abducting her from the wedding ceremony and marrying her himself, forcing her
to accompany him on his next voyage. Sensing that Marjorie resents this rough treatment, Monroe
reveals that their marriage was a sham and promises to reunite her with her brother at the first
opportunity. To prove that his intentions are honorable, Monroe allows Webster to beat him in a
fistfight. Assuming that Monroe has lost his nerve, Big Baxter contrives to insult him in front of a
huge crowd. Pushed to the breaking point, Monroe kills Baxter -- at which point Marjorie finally
"understands" the taciturn hero and declares her love for him.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com