William S Hart was an experienced stage actor who was fascinated with the American west. He often played what became known as the Good-Bad Man. In The Tiger Man, Hart is an escaped criminal who saves a lost wagon train.
Moving Picture World, 20-April-1918
Meanwhile, Hiller and Wilk, which may have had something to do with WH Productions, was rereleasing Hart's old Triangle productions, along with those of Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Talmadge.