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~Wagon Tracks~
1919
~Plot Synopsis~
In this William S. Hart picture, the cowboy star plays Buckskin Hamilton, a wagon-train guide. He
heads east to the Mississippi River to meet up with his younger brother (Leo Pierson), who has just
graduated from college as an MD. But when he gets to the riverboat, his brother has been shot and
killed. Jane Washburn (Jane Novak) claims that she did it, but that it was an accident. At first Buckskin
believes her, but he soon figures out that it was her cardsharp brother Donald (Robert McKim) and
that she took responsibility to protect him. Washburn is part of a wagon train Buckskin is guiding and
they are attacked by Indians. The Indians ask that the party sacrifice one white man in return for the
Indian they killed. Buckskin offers himself up but before he goes to the Indians, he hands his gun over
to Donald, insisting that he use it on himself to pay for his crime. Washburn, of course, tries to escape
instead but he is captured by the Indians and killed. This drama did not have as much action as the
usual Hart western.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer    

Written by: C. Gardner Sullivan - screenplay & story
~Cast~

William S. Hart ...  Buckskin Hamilton
Jane Novak ...  Jane Washburn
Robert McKim ...  David Washburn
Lloyd Bacon ...  Guy Merton
Leo Pierson ...  Billy Hamilton
Bert Sprotte ...  Brick Muldoon
Charles Arling ...  The Captain
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: William S. Hart Productions

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

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

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 64 Minutes
Released: July 29, 1919
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