Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Bucking Broadway was John Ford's eighth feature film. Harry Carey, who starred in most of Ford's earliest productions, is here cast as cowpuncher Cheyenne Harry, who has just saved up enough money to marry the boss' daughter. Alas, the girl has already been promised in marriage to a wealthy city-slicker horse trader. Philosophical about his disappointment, Harry offers the girl a little wooden heart as a wedding present, telling her that if she's ever in trouble, to mail the heart back to him and he'll come a-galloping to the rescue. Upon moving back to New York with her new husband, the heroine learns that a predatory female intends to take her hubby for every penny he has. She promptly sends Cheyenne the little wooden heart, and within what seems like minutes Cheyenne and his saddle pals converge upon the Big Apple. Through sheer brute force, our hero and his chums make short work of the temptress and her henchmen and also manage to expose the girl's husband as a fraud and a cheat. Though the film was once thought lost, a copy exists in a French film archive.