|Heart of the Wilds|
|Directed by||Marshall Neilan|
|Written by||Charles Maigne (scenario)|
|Based on||She of the Triple Chevron|
by Gilbert Parker
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Distributed by||Artcraft Pictures|
|50 minutes; 5 reels|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Heart of the Wilds is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by Marshall Neilan and starring Elsie Ferguson. The story is from "Pierre and His People", by Gilbert Parker, which Edgar Selwyn also based his play Pierre of the Plains on. Ferguson had become a star in 1908 in Selwyn's Broadway play.
- Elsie Ferguson as Jen Galbraith
- Thomas Meighan as Sergeant Tom Gellatly
- Joseph W. Smiley as Peter Galbraith (credited as Joseph Smiley)
- Matt Moore as Val Galbraith
- E. L. Fernandez as Pierre (billed Escamillo Fernandez)
- Sidney D'Albrook as Grey Cloud
Like many American films of the time, Heart of the Wilds was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors modified the plot of this film by requiring cuts in Reel 2 of Val drawing a gun from case, shooting Grey Cloud, and putting the gun away after the shooting, the cuts intending to eliminate the entire idea that the Indian was shot by Val. The board also cut, in Reel 4, Jen shooting Sergeant Tom Gellatly of the mounted police.
- Over the Border (1922)
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Heart of the Wilds
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Heart of the Wilds(Wayback)
- Pierre of the Plains as produced on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, October 12 1908 to November 1908; IBDb.com
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (14): 35. September 28, 1918.
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