Riders of Vengeance (1919)

Genres - Action, Romance, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Legendary director John Ford began his long, eventful screen career helming Harry Carey westerns for Universal. He got that job courtesy of big brother Francis Ford, but the youngster quickly established himself as the Ford to watch. He was not quite there yet, but Riders of Vengeance was a harbinger of things to come. Carey witnesses his family murdered by a gang of outlaws and tracks down each of every one of the gun men. Along the way, he finds time to save Seena Owen from an Indian attack, much to the chagrin of the girl's fiancee, the local sheriff Joseph Harris. Leading lady Seena Owen (née Signe Auen) had previously played the Princess Beloved in D.W. Griffith's masterpiece, Intolerance.The Danish-American actress was the sister of screenwriter Lilie Hayward (Aloma of the South Seas, etc.)



attack, death, escape, family, gangster, hidden, invasion, killing, love, Native-American, sheriff, slaughter, wound [injury]