The Way of a Man

The Way of a Man

The Way of a Man is a 1924 American silent Western film serial directed by George B. Seitz. Pathé Exchange also released it as a 9-reel film later in 1924. Both the serial and the film version are considered to be lost.


As described in a film magazine review, on his father's death, John Cowles goes West and meets and falls in love with Ellen Meriwether, daughter of Colonel Meriwether. Through the treachery of Gordon Orme, their convoy is nearly destroyed in an Indian attack. Later, John and his mother join the California Gold Rush. The gold camp is attacked by outlaws led by Gordon Orme, but the bandits are defeated. John wins the affections of Ellen.