!! Tropes for the silent film:
* AdaptationDisplacement: It is based on a stage play, which is no longer performed and was never filmed in its original form. Therefore, most present day people who've seen it don't know that it's an adaptation.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Despite its reputation, it isn't the first filmed Western -- [=IMDb=] has entries for at least [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250260/ three]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000184/ earlier]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360014/ examples]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: For modem viewers it's very obvious that the guy thrown off the train is actually a dummy. At the time, however, special effects like this were novel and convincing. Even now it qualifies for a GrandfatherClause.