Until the end of the silent film era, the Western was mostly relegated to two- and three-reel shorts. Stars such as Tom Mix, Buck Jones, and Ken Maynard reigned. However, there were notable exceptions, such as William S. Hart, a stone-faced hero - a good outlaw -- who adhered to an iron-clad code of honor. Hart stared in several feature-length movies, such as Hell's Hinges and The Narrow Trail (both 1917).
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