~Staking His Life~
1918
Written by:
J.G. Hawks (story)
~Cast~

William S. Hart ... Bud Randall
Louise Glaum ... Bubbles
Charles Ray ... Frank Hamilton
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: W.H. Productions Company

Producer: Thomas H. Ince

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: July 1918
~Plot Synopsis~
Bud Randall, the son of an invalid widow, takes a liking to gambling, and after her death he is raised
by gambler Jim Carew. Carew's premature death, for which Randall holds a member of the clergy
responsible, turns the boy against religion. Years later, Randall runs a casino in a tough Western
town. Frank Hamilton, an ailing minister, arrives in Randall's town but finds that Randall's
opposition to religion prevents the townspeople from attending his services. In a suicidal gesture, the
sick Hamilton slaps Randall's face, but Bubbles, a dance hall girl and Randall's sweetheart, intervenes
to save Hamilton's life. Bubbles nurses Hamilton back to health, and Randall permits Hamilton to
hold a Sunday service at the casino. During a gunfight between Randall and a ruffian called The
Horned Toad, Hamilton steps in front of a bullet aimed at Randall, who then allows Hamilton to
conduct, with his dying breath, the marriage ceremony for him and Bubbles. Converted to religion,
Randall closes his casino.