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Straight Shooting
Also known as Straight Shootin’ in the USA; Pred puskami cowboyu (Facing Cowboys’ Guns) in Czechoslovakia; Centro! in Italy; Tiro al blanco in Venezuela : [The Cattle War], [Joan of the Cattle Country]
(1917) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)

Cast: Harry Carey [Cheyenne Harry], Molly Malone [Joan Sims], Duke R. Lee [Thunder Flint], George Berrell [Sweet Water Sims], Ted Brooks [Tom Sims], Milt Brown [Black-Eyed Pete], Hoot Gibson [Danny Morgan], Vester Pegg [Placer Fremont], [?] ? [Sheriff Daniels]

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Butterfly]. / Scenario by George Hively, from a screen story by George Hively. Photographed (cinematography) by George Scott. / © 20 August 1917 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP11276]. Released 27 August 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Joan of the Cattle Lands. Ford’s first feature film. The film was rereleased in the USA by Universal Pictures Corporation on 27 December 1924, and © 17 December 1924 (under the title Straight Shootin’) by Universal Pictures Corporation. The surviving print in the Czechoslavak Film Archives has a happy ending that was apparently edited into the film by Universal for its 1924 rerelease; sources indicate that Carey and Malone separate sadly in the original ending. The film was edited to two reels and rereleased in the USA as Straight Shootin’. [?] Peter Bogdanovich’s filmography in Sinclair-Ford p. 230 credits George Scott with the camera work.

Drama: Western.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.4276.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Czechoslovak Film Archives film archive (possibly the 1924 rerelease version); and in the George Eastman Museum film archive (possibly the 1924 rerelease version) [35mm preservation positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Cattlemen - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Homesteaders - Law: Enforcement: Police: Sheriffs - USA: California: Newhall (Beale’s Cut) - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 28 May 2016.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.4276; Braff-Universal nn. 7691, 7693; Edmonds-BigU pp. 116; Everson-American pp. 13, 86k, 252-253, 369; Gallagher-Ford pp. 18, 19-22, 32, 34, 36, 60, 125, 230, 265; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 25; Limbacher-Feature p. 235; Sinclair-Ford pp. 23, 40, 230; Sinyard-Silent p. 56 : Cinemonkey-17 p. 42 : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Steven P. Hill.

Home video: DVD.

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