Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When rancher Cheyenne Harry (Harry Carey, in the recurring role he made famous) won't cooperate with a packers' trust, cattle-king John Merritt (J. Barney Sherry) boldly takes his land. So Harry goes to see Merritt in Chicago, but he accomplishes nothing other than finding his Western ways the object of ridicule. To even things up, he steals Merritt's payroll and his daughter Helen (Kathleen O'Connor), mocking him with a receipt for "payment in full." While Merritt's men are searching for them, Harry proves his manliness to Helen with caveman tactics and she falls in love with him (apparently women in those days actually liked such behavior). By the time her father locates her, he is compelled to accept her choice of Harry as husband. Harry Carey and his collaborator, director John Ford (then known as Jack Ford), generally wrote and filmed westerns with a lot more action than there is here, so this is a somewhat unusual entry in the Cheyenne Harry series.