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.
|Directed by||King Baggot|
|Produced by||Carl Laemmle|
|Written by||Lucien Hubbard|
George C. Hull
|Based on||Human Hearts|
by Hal Reid
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, 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.
- House Peters as Tom Logan
- Russell Simpson as Paul Logan
- Gertrude Claire as Ma Logan
- George Hackathorne as Jimmy Logan
- George West as Old Mose
- Lucretia Harris as Carolina
- Edith Hallor as Barbara Kaye
- Ramsey Wallace as Jay Benton
- Mary Philbin as Ruth
- Hillard Karr as Seth Bascom
- Snitz Edwards as Ran Schreiber
- Gene Dawson as Little Barbara
- Emmett King as Governor
- Wilton Taylor as Warden
Human Hearts is a surviving film with a copy at George Eastman House.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Human Hearts at silentera.com
- "Reviews: Human Hearts". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (21): 65. May 20, 1922.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Human Hearts
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