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The Tornado
Also known as [Tornado]
(1917) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)

Cast: Jack Ford (John Ford) [Jack Dayton], Jean Hathaway, Duke Worne, Elsie Thornton, Peter Gerald, John Duffy

New York Motion Picture Company production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [101-Bison]. / Scenario by Jack Ford (John Ford), from a screen story by Jack Ford (John Ford). / © 14 February 1917. Released 3 March 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Ford’s first film as director. [?] Braff-Universal n. 8240 lists the film as a three-reel release, and the title as Tornado.

Drama: Western.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Tornados

Listing updated: 5 April 2015.

References: Braff-Universal n. 8240; Edmonds-BigU p. 95; Gallagher-Ford p. 16; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 13; Sinclair-Ford p. 229 : Website-IMDb.

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