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~The Square Deal Man~
1917
~Plot Synopsis~
In this William S. Hart picture, the cowboy star plays Jack O'Diamonds, a gun-toting gambler in a border
town. A minister (Milton Ross) convinces him and his partner Two Spot (Joseph J. Dowling) to quit
gambling since winning money from the average man causes women and children to suffer. On their
last night at cards, Jack is up against Colonel Ransome (J. Frank Burke). When Jack wins all of the
Colonel's money and his hacienda, the Colonel accuses him of cheating. Jack draws his gun and the
lights go out. When they come back on, the Colonel is dead and a couple of Mexicans are riding off. Jack
sends for Virginia, the Colonel's daughter (Mary MacIvor), with the intention of giving her the ranch.
When she arrives, he immediately falls in love with her and gives up his wild life to become the ranch's
foreman. Meanwhile, the Mexican who really committed the murder is plotting to convince Virginia
that Jack killed her father -- then she will send Jack away and the Mexican can run the ranch's cattle
over the borderline and kidnap the girl. But his plot, of course, is foiled and Jack and Virginia find
happiness together.

Plot Synopsis is from allmovie.com
Directed by: William S. Hart

Written by: J.G. Hawks
~Cast~

William S. Hart ...  Jack O'Diamonds
Mary McIvor ...  Virginia Ransome
Joseph J. Dowling ...  Two Spot - the sidekick
Mary Jane Irving ...  Blossom - the child
J. Frank Burke ...  Colonel Byrd Ransome
Darrell Foss ...  Pedro
Kisaburo Kurihara ...  Anastacio - Pedro's friend  
Milton Ross ...  Preaching Dan
Charles O. Rush ...  Broadway Hammersley
~Remaining Credits~


Production Companies:
Kay-Bee Pictures
New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Cinematography by: Joseph H. August  
Art Direction by: Robert Brunton    
Supervisor:
Thomas H. Ince

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: May 25, 1917
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