A Woman's Fool

A Woman's Fool is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]

A Woman's Fool
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Directed byJohn Ford
Written byGeorge Hively (scenario)
Based onLin McLean
by Owen Wister
StarringHarry Carey
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • August 15, 1918 (1918-08-15)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Lin McLean (Carey), a cowboy, is a fool where women are concerned. He befriends Katie Lusk (Schade), a Denver "biscuit shooter", only to be rejected. Dishearted, he picks up a homeless boy, Tommy Lusk (Pegg), off the Denver streets and makes a pal of him. He learns that the boy's mother is none other than the woman who rejected him. Katy comes back into his life, vowing that she really loves him, but Lin has met Jessamine Buckner (Malone), the new station agent in the small town near where he works, and Lin realizes that she is the right woman. Katy commits suicide and Lin, Jessamine, and the boy start a new life together.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: A Woman's Fool". silentera.com. Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "Reviews: A Woman's Fool". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (6): 52. August 10, 1918.

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