!! Tropes for the silent film:
* AdaptationDisplacement: It was based on a stage play.
* 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: Averted; while it's very obviously a dummy being thrown off the train, the movie is ''so'' old that this was one of the first (if not ''the'' first) special effects ever used in film.