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The Phantom Riders
B&W : Five reels / 4532 feet
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)
Cast: Harry Carey [Cheyenne Harry], Molly Malone [Molly], Billy Gettinger (William Gettinger) [Dave Bland], [?] Buck Connor or Buck Connors? [‘Pebbie’ Grant], Vester Pegg [‘The Unknown’], Jim Corey [the foreman]
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [A Universal Special Feature]. / Produced by Harry Carey. Scenario by George Hively, from a screen story by Henry McRae. Cinematography by Ben F. Reynolds (Ben Reynolds). / © 17 January 1918 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP11965]. Released 28 January 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was edited to two reels and rereleased by Universal Pictures Corporation on 16 February 1929. [?] AFI-F1 n. F1.3438 notes that a modern source lists John W. Brown as the cinematographer, the film’s working title as The Range War, and Corey as a cast member.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3438.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Animals: Cattle, Cows - Cattlemen - Courage - Fights (Gun) - Land rights - Marriage - Saloons - Secret societies
Listing updated: 6 October 2009.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3438; Braff-Universal nn. 6160, 6161; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 30; Sinclair-Ford pp. 24, 230 : Website-AFI.