Human Hearts (film)

Human Hearts is a 1922 American silent rural drama film directed by King Baggot, and produced and distributed by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company. It stars House Peters. It is based on a play of the same name by Hal Reid.[1]

Human Hearts
Directed byKing Baggot
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byLucien Hubbard
George C. Hull
Marc Robbins
Based onHuman Hearts
by Hal Reid
StarringHouse Peters
Russell Simpson
CinematographyVictor Milner
Otto Dyar
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • August 1922 (1922-08)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Tom Logan (Peters), an assistant to his father Paul (Simpson) in his blacksmith shop, falls in love with Barbara Kaye (Hallor), a notorious character who plans to fleece him. Against his father's wishes, Tom marries her and they have a child. Jay Benton (Wallace), a former friend of Barbara's, is released from prison and comes to see Barbara. Tom's father finds them together, and there is a scuffle and a shot and Paul Logan is killed. Jimmy (Hackathorne), Tom's half-wit brother, runs to the village and spreads the news that Tom has killed his own father. Tom is sentenced and convicted to a life sentence. Barbara moves to the city with her child and lives with Benton. Tom saves the life of the warden (Taylor) and gets his sentence reduced. Upon his release, Barbara returns to him and there is a resultant happy ending.



Human Hearts is a surviving film with a copy at George Eastman House.[3]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Human Hearts at
  2. "Reviews: Human Hearts". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (21): 65. May 20, 1922.
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Human Hearts
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