The Tiger Man

The Tiger Man is a 1918 American Western silent film directed by William S. Hart, written by J.G. Hawks, and starring William S. Hart, Jane Novak, Milton Ross, Robert Lawrence, Charles K. French, and J. P. Lockney. It was released on April 1, 1918, by Paramount Pictures. A print of the film is in the Museum of Modern Art.


As described in a film magazine, Hawk Parsons (Hart), escaping a sheriff's posse, comes upon Ruth Ingram (Novak) and a group of missionaries on their way to the frontier. The band is attacked by Indians and Parsons assists them until he sees the approaching cavalry, so he demands that the band sell Ruth for their freedom. Ruth agrees and leaves her sick husband so that the others might be saved. Through the innocence of the young woman Parsons finds his better self and returns her to her little party and husband, and then gives himself up to the cavalry.

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    director William S. Hart
    genre western
    keywords attack film magazine their way young woman
    producer Thomas H. Ince
    productionCompany Famous Players–Lasky Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme silent