Wild Women (1918)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The winning combination of star Harry Carey and director John Ford came up with another four-star hit with the 1918 western Wild Women. Carey is once again cast as Cheyenne Harry, who in this outing is a cowpuncher at the Bar-I ranch. After winning some serious money at a San Francisco rodeo, Harry and his saddle pals go out on a tear, ending up "sleeping it off" in the back room of a cabaret, where the "wild women" of the title are seen performing an energetic hula dance. When he comes to, Harry discovers that he and his buddies have been shanghaied by the captain of a Hawaii-bound freighter. Jumping ship at the first opportunity, our hero gets entangled in another mess when a homely Hawaiian princess claims him as her husband. Just as he is about to kiss his new bride, Harry awakens to find that his entire seafaring adventure has been a liquor-induced nightmare. Even if Wild Women should be rediscovered at this late date, it is doubtful that it would add much to the cinematic prestige of John Ford.