~The Return of Draw Egan~
1916
~Plot Synopsis~
Having made a name for himself as a lawman, former bandit Draw Egan (William S. Hart) goes to Yellow
Dog to serve as its new marshal, and while turning the town into a model community, he begins a
romance with a member of one of its most prominent families, Myrtle Buckton (Margery Wilson). Soon,
however, a member of Draw's former gang, Arizona Joe (Robert McKim), arrives in Yellow Dog, and
threatens to expose Draw's past if the marshal tries to make him obey the law. Draw gives in for a while,
but then decides that the welfare of the community is more important than his romance with Myrtle. True
to his word, Joe tells the whole town about Draw when the lawman comes after him, after which Draw
kills Joe and then prepares to give up Myrtle. She tells him, however, that his past is unimportant, and
then begins making plans with him for their future. William S. Hart excelled in playing outlaws reformed
by the love of a good woman and The Return of Draw Egan is perhaps the quintessential Hart western.
Like so many times before and since, Hart's hero has to choose between two disparate women, a
hardened dance-hall harlot (played to the hilt by veteran silent screen femme fatale Louise Glaum) and
the naive, but God-fearing and just Margery Wilson.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com.
Directed by: William S. Hart

Written by: C. Gardner Sullivan
~Cast~

William S. Hart ...  'Draw' Egan / William Blake
Louise Glaum ...  Poppy
Margery Wilson ...  Myrtle Buckton
Robert McKim ...  Arizona Joe
J.P. Lockney ...  Mat Buckton
Dorothy Benham ...  (uncredited)
Hector Dion ...  William Cleves (uncredited)
J.H. Gilmour ...  (uncredited)
Aggie Herring ...  Townswoman (uncredited)
Florence La Badie ...  Margery Carew (uncredited)
George Marlo ...  James Gray (uncredited)
Samuel N. Niblack ...  (uncredited)
Robert Vaughn ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Kay-Bee Pictures
New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince  
Cinematography by: Joseph H. August  
Art Direction by: Robert Brunton    
Assistant Director: Clifford Smith

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: October 15, 1916
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~Louise Glaum, Robert McKim and William S. Hart~
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