Tom "Wolf" Lowry (William S. Hart), the owner of the Bar Z ranch, tolerates no intruders into his life.
When he hears that settlers have entered his valley, he goes to confront them but has a change of heart
when he sees Mary Davis (Margery Wilson), a young woman who has come West to find her missing
sweetheart, Owen Thorpe (Carl Ullman). Mary nurses Lowry back to health after he is wounded by Buck
Fanning (Aaron Edwards), the real estate agent who sold Mary her claim, when Lowry prevents Banning
from raping Mary. Lowry soon falls in love with Mary and she agrees to become his wife, having lost all
hope of finding her former sweetheart. By coincidence, Lowry finds Owen, but when Owen and Mary
meet and plan to run away together, Lowry insists that she honor her agreement to wed him. On the day
of the wedding, however, Lowry has a change of heart and takes Owen and Mary to the minister and tells
him to marry the two lovers instead. Lowry then leaves Mary a note saying that he is going to Alaska.
Five years later, Mary and Owen are the parents of a young son, named Tom, and the recipients of a
letter from Lowry who now lives in isolation in Alaska. This picture doesn't have as much action as the
usual Hart story.
Plot Synopsis is a combination of plot synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com.
Production Company: Kay-Bee Pictures
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: May 27, 1917
|Directed by: William S. Hart
Charles T. Dazey - writer
Lambert Hillyer - writer
William S. Hart ... Tom 'Wolf' Lowery
Aaron Edwards ... Buck Fanning
William Fairbanks ... Owen Thorpe
Margery Wilson ... Mary Davis