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The Secret Man
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)
Cast: Harry Carey [Cheyenne Harry], [?] Edythe Sterling or Edith Sterling? [Molly], J. Morris Foster [Henry Beaufort], Vester Pegg [Bill, Molly’s brother], Bill Gettinger (William Gettinger) [foreman], [?] Steve Clements or Steve Clemento? [Pedro], Elizabeth Janes [Elizabeth], Hoot Gibson [Chuck Fadden]
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [A Butterfly Picture]. / Scenario by Jack Ford (John Ford), from a screen story by George Hively. Cinematography by [?] Ben Reynolds? / © 20 September 1917 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP11449]. Released 1 October 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] Braff-Universal n. 7030 lists the copyright date as 27 September 1917.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3911.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive [incomplete (two reels only)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Accidents: Automobile - Children - Crime: Murder (Attempted) - Criminals: Convicts, Fugitives - Escapes (Prison) - Families: Uncles - Law: Enforcement: Police: Sheriffs - Marriages (Secret) - Transportation: Trains
Listing updated: 11 November 2009.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3911; Braff-Universal n. 7030; Edmonds-BigU p. 116; Gallagher-Ford p. 260; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 27; Sinclair-Ford p. 230 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Tag Gallagher.