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The Soul Herder
Also known as [The Sky Pilot]
B&W : Three reels
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)
Cast: Harry Carey [Cheyenne Harry], Molly Malone, Hoot Gibson, Jean Hersholt [the priest], Elizabeth James [daughter], Duke R. Lee, Vester Pegg, Fritzi Ridgeway, William Steele
New York Motion Picture Company production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [101-Bison]. / Scenario by George Hively, from a screen story by George Hively. Cinematography by Ben F. Reynolds. / © 24 July 1917 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. Released [?] 2 or 6? August 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Ford’s fourth film as director; his first with Carey and Gibson. The film was rereleased in two reels by Universal Pictures Corporation on 17 September 1922, and © 1 September 1922 by Universal Pictures Corporation. [?] Braff-Short n. 20986, Braff-Universal n. 7508 and Website-IMDb list the release date as 6 August 1917.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Religion: Clergy, Ministers
Listing updated: 7 August 2009.
References: Braff-Short nn. 20986, 20987; Braff-Universal nn. 7508, 7509; Edmonds-BigU pp. 95, 116; Gallagher-Ford pp. 17, 18, 22, 25, 297; Sinclair-Ford pp. 21, 229; Spehr-American p. 273 : Website-IMDb.