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~The Breed of Men~
~Plot Synopsis~
Roaming cowpuncher "Careless" Carmody (William S. Hart) becomes sheriff of the new town of
Chloride, Arizona after losing his money and horse in a crooked faro game arranged by Wesley B.
Prentice (Bert Sprotte), president of the Arizona Ranch Lands Company, which sells land with no titles
to unsuspecting settlers and then resells the land to others. Careless rescues new settler Ruth Fellows
(Seena Owen) from a riotous Mexican and devotes great attention to her in the weeks following. Misled
by Prentice who he thinks is honest, Careless serves Ruth with papers ordering her off her property
and she shoots him in the shoulder. Aroused to action, Careless follows Prentice to his heavily guarded
home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with the help of some companions from the stockyards, kidnaps
him back to Chloride where he saves Prentice from a lynch mob and makes him pay back everything he
owes. In the end, Careless and Ruth marry. Not one of Hart's better vehicles, Breed of Men, in the
words of critic Louis Reeves Harrison, "lacked that essential element of drama -- suspense."

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopses from &
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer    

Written by: J.G. Hawks - screenplay & story

William S. Hart ...  Careless Carmody
Seena Owen ...  Ruth Fellows
Bert Sprotte ...  Wesley B. Prentice
Buster Irving ...  Bobby Fellows
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: William S. Hart Productions

Distribution Company: Paramount-Artcraft Pictures

Produced by: William S. Hart  
Cinematography by: Joseph H. August  
Art Direction by: Thomas A. Brierley    
Art Titles: Irvin J. Martin  
Thomas H. Ince
Supervisor: Thomas H. Ince

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: February 2, 1919
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