A Gun Fightin' Gentleman

A Gun Fightin' Gentleman is a 1919 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Harry Carey. Because only three reels of originally five or six are known to exist, this film is considered a partially lost film.[1]

A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
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Film poster
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byHarry Carey
John Ford
Hal Hoadley
Produced byPat Powers
StarringHarry Carey
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • November 29, 1919 (1919-11-29)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


As described in a film magazine,[2] ranch owner Cheyenne Harry (Carey) is the victim of a plot engineered by land speculator John Merritt (Sherry), who uses a doctored title to deprive Harry of his land holdings. Powerless in the face of his opponent's superior knowledge of the law, Harry is forced to retaliate by appropriating Merritt's payroll. Later he abducts Merritt's daughter Helen (O'Connor) and holds her pending settlement of their dispute. A settlement is effected in due time, but not before Harry has won the heart of the young woman.


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  1. ^ A Gun Fightin' Gentleman at silentera.com
  2. ^ "Reviews: A Gun Fightin' Gentleman". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (26): 69. December 20, 1919.

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