On a ranch in the depths of Wyoming, a cowboy, Cheyenne Harry, and the owner’s daughter, Helen Clayton, are on their way to get engaged when a horse dealer abducts the girl. Listening only to his heart, Cheyenne Harry jumps on the first train to New York.
Lost in the Big Apple, the frontiersman triggers a Homeric battle. His wild imaginings are worthy of those of Peter Sellers in The Party! —Europa Film Treasures
Maine-born John Ford (born Sean Aloysius O’Fearna) originally went to Hollywood in the shadow of his older brother, Francis, an actor/writer/director who had worked on Broadway. Originally a laborer, propman’s assistant, and occasional stuntman for his brother, he rose to became an assistant director and supporting actor before turning to directing in 1917. Ford became best known for his Westerns, of which he made dozens through the 1920s, but he didn’t achieve status as a major director until the mid-‘30s, when his films for RKO (The Lost Patrol 1934, The Informer 1935), 20th Century Fox (Young Mr. Lincoln 1939, The Grapes of Wrath 1940), and Walter Wanger (Stagecoach 1939), won over the public, the critics, and earned various Oscars and Academy nominations. His 1940s films included one military-produced documentary co-directed by Ford and cinematographer Gregg Toland, December 7th (1943), which creaks badly today (especially compared with… read more
The precursor to Wagon Master. This is the only surviving film of 11 that Ford made with Carey in 1917.