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~Square Deal Sanderson~
1919
~Plot Synopsis~
Square Deal Sanderson (William S. Hart) is in pursuit of a horse thief, but someone else shoots the
varmint before Sanderson can offer him a "square deal." When he looks through the dead man's
effects, he finds a letter from the deceased's sister, Mary Bransford (Ann Little), begging him to
come help save her New Mexico ranch from town boss Alva Dale (Frank Whitson). Sanderson
decides to help the girl out, and upon his arrival, she just assumes he is her brother. Dale is a hard
one to overcome -- he has Sanderson arrested and poisons a watering hole, killing three thousand
head of steer and three cowboys. But Sanderson is up to the challenge. He breaks out of jail, saves
Mary from Dale's advances and brings the bad men to justice. Finally, Mary figures out that
Sanderson is not her brother, adding a belated romantic note to the scenario. This story began life
as a Charles Alden Seltzer short in Argosy magazine.

Plot Synopsis is from allmovie.com
Directed by:
William S. Hart
Lambert Hillyer

Written by: Lambert Hillyer - scenario


Based on the novel Square Deal Sanderson by Charles Alden Seltzer in
Argosy Magazine (23 Nov-28 Dec 1918).
~Cast~

William S. Hart ...  Square Deal Sanderson
Ann Little ...  Mary Bransford
Frank Whitson ...  Alva Dale
Lloyd Bacon ...  Barney Owen aka Bill Bransford
Edwin Wallock ...  Maison
Tom O'Brien ...  Williams
Andrew Robson ...  Judge Graney
Bob Kortman ...  Hired Killer (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: William S. Hart Productions

Distribution Company: Paramount-Artcraft Pictures

Cinematography by: Joseph H. August  
Art Direction by: Thomas A. Brierley  
Art Titles: Irvin J. Martin  
Presenter:
Thomas H. Ince
Supervisor: Thomas H. Ince

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: June 15, 1919
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tcm.com - general information also including plot synopsis
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