Thieves' Gold (1918)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Now considered lost, Thieves Gold was another in a lengthy series of westerns starring Harry Carey and directed by John Ford. Once again cast as "Cheyenne Harry," the star plays the foreman of the Savage Ranch, where his sole companion is his Uncle Larkin. Fed up with his isolated existence, Harry quits his job and heads to the border town of Agua Preista, where he joins up with soldier-of-fortune Curt Simons. Before long, our hero has been swept up with a scheme to rob a gold shipment but is dissuaded from this disastrous course when he falls in love with runaway heiress Alice Norris. Thieves Gold contained plenty of fisticuffs and gunplay, but the little humanistic touches provided by star Carey and director Ford lifted the film out of the standard Western syndrome.