~White Oak~
1921
~William S. Hart~
~Plot Synopsis~
Oak Miller (William S. Hart), a card dealer at the Red Front Saloon, is obsessed with desire to punish the
man who deceived his sister, Rose (Helen Holly), with a promise of marriage. Granger (Alexander
Gaden), the man for whom Oak is searching, arrives in disguise, attempts to capture Barbara (Vola Vale),
Oak's sweetheart and guardian of his sick sister, and plots with Chief Long Knife (Standing Bear) to attack
an emigrant train. After Rose's death, Moss (Bert Sprotte), Barbara's stepfather, is shot by Harry (Robert
Walker), her brother; and to save her from suspicion, Oak robs Moss's bank. The wagon train on which
Barbara and her brother leave town is ambushed by Indians, but a dog brings Miller to the rescue. The
Indians are dispersed and the chief is captured, Granger's identity is discovered, and the chief kills him
for betraying his daughter. Hart wrote the story himself, and the film reflects his, by 1921, slightly
anachronistically stern view of the West. The great star was no longer the box-office draw of yore, his
popularity usurped by more flamboyant, if not downright tongue-in-cheek, cowboys such as Tom Mix
and Hoot Gibson. Hart released three more films in 1921 but none the following year and only one in
1923. He wound up his career in 1925, but on a high note: Tumbleweeds, a fascinating epic of the
Oklahoma land rush.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Written by:
Bennet Musson - adaptation

Based on the story "Single Handed" by William S. Hart.
~Cast~

William S. Hart ...  Oak Miller, a gambling man
Vola Vale ...  Barbara
Alexander Gaden ...  Mark Granger
Robert Walker ...  Harry
Bert Sprotte ...  Eliphalet Moss
Helen Holly ...  Rose Miller
Chief Standing Bear ...  Long Knife
Red Wing ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: William S. Hart Productions

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Joseph H. August
Film Editing by: William O'Shea
Art Direction by: J.C. Hoffner
Art Titles by: Harry Barndollar

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 64 Minutes
Released: December 18, 1921
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