Hart made films that hit a person in the conscience, and The Toll Gate is no exception. This is a masterpiece, and one of the greatest entries in the Western genre. A badman reformed by love, and one of the finest endings in motion picture history. Watching the film, you realize what an influence Hart was on other Western actors such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Randolph Scott. He doesn't pull punches, nor should he. The heroine is pure, unlike today's films. We need actors like Hart in today's movies.