~The Whistle~
1921
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Written by:
May Wilmoth - story
Olin Lyman - story
Lambert Hillyer - scenario
~Cast~

William S. Hart ... Robert Evans
Frank Brownlee ... Henry Chapple
Myrtle Stedman ... Mrs. Chapple
Georgie Stone ... Georgie
Will Jim Hatton ... Danny Evans
Richard Headrick ... Baby Chapple
Bob Kortman ... Scardon (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: William S. Hart Productions

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Joseph H. August
Art Direction by: J.C. Hoffner
Art Titles: Harry Barndollar

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: April 1921
~Plot Synopsis~
William S. Hart takes his good-bad man character out of the West for this capital-versus-labor drama.
Widower Robert Evans (Hart) labors as a factory foreman, and his young son, Danny (Will Jim
Hatton), works alongside him. Evans urges his boss, Henry Chapple (Frank Brownlee), to repair the
machinery before an accident happens, but Chapple is more concerned with contracts than with the
safety of his workers. That same day, Danny is caught in a defective belt and killed. Evans, distraught
over his son's death, is walking by the river when he sees Chapple's car plunge into the water. He
saves the baby (Richard Headrick) and runs away with it, leaving the Chapples to believe their child
has drowned. He raises the boy, Georgie (played as a youngster by Georgie Stone), as his own. When
he encounters Chapple and his wife (Myrtle Steadman), and he sees how badly Mrs. Chapple still
misses her son, he confesses that he has their boy and returns him to them.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com