~The Bargain~
1914
Directed by: Reginald Barker

Written by:
William H. Clifford
Thomas H. Ince
~Cast~

William S. Hart ... Jim Stokes
J. Frank Burke ... Sheriff Bud Walsh
Clara Williams ... Nell Brent
J. Barney Sherry ... Phil Brent
Joseph J. Dowling ... Rev. Joshua Wilkes
Charles K. French ... Bartender (uncredited)
Fritz the Horse ... Fritz the Horse (uncredited)
Roy Laidlaw ... Miner (uncredited)
Herschel Mayall ... Gambler (uncredited)
Charles Swickard  ... Miner (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince
Cinematography by: Robert Newhard & Joseph H. August
Production Manager: William H. Clifford

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: December 3, 1914

Filmed on Location in:
Williams, Arizona, USA
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
~Plot Synopsis~
William S. Hart's third film and his first multi-reel western, The Bargain tells a familiar Hart tale of a
good-bad man redeemed by the love of a woman -- in this case the sturdy-looking Clara Williams.
When stage robber "Two-Gun" Jim Stokes (Hart) is wounded during a heist, he finds a willing nurse
in the naive Nell (Williams). They fall in love and marry. Wedded bliss changes the former villain, and
he attempts to return the stolen goods. Arriving back in town, Stokes is apprehended by the sheriff
who then promptly loses the recovered valuables at the gaming table. Having discovered the hard
way how alike they really are, lawman and prisoner strike the bargain of the title: If the sheriff will let
him go, Stokes will recover the money. He does just that -- by robbing the gambling house -- and is
arrested once again. But the sheriff, keeping his end of the bargain, releases the now truly repentant
Stokes to the forgiving Nell.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com