By Indian Post

by John Ford0h201919United States

A proposition by Lobster Films

Avant d’être l’auteur de La Chevauchée Fantastique, de La Prisonnière du désert ou de L’Homme qui tua Liberty Valance, Ford fut avant tout l’un des pionniers du western, à l’époque où il suffisait pour en faire de sortir dans la rue et filmer le réel. Cinq ans avant Le Cheval de Fer, restauré par Lobster Films, voici l’un de ses tout premiers films, à l’origine en 2 bobines, dont seule une copie nitrate de la version abrégée semble avoir survécu.

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Jode McWilliams, the foreman of Circle O, is in love with Peg, the daughter of Pa Owens, the owner of the ranch. The trouble is that daddy won't allow! Which does not stop Jode from wanting to marry Peg. He asks Stumpy, the cook, to help him write a love letter to the lady of his heart. The other cowhands find it and, with a view to making fun of Jode, nail it to the door. Two Horns, an Indian, steals it and delivers it to Peg. When Jode and his posse, pursuing the facetious redskin, arrive at the Owenses' house, Jode's boss has already found out. A showdown ensues and the young man, who has lost the fight, is made prisoner and held in a room. But he is rescued by his pal Chub and a helpful parson marry the two lovebirds. Away they ride from the reluctant father towards happiness

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Lobster
    • Production Compagny : Universal Film Manufacturing Company
    • Director : John Ford
    • Scenario : H. Tipton Steck, William Wallace Cook
    • Original Work Author : William Wallace Cook
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1919
    • French release date : 1 août 1919
    • Category : Short film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : Silent

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