Play Straight or Fight

Play Straight or Fight is a 1918 American short Western film directed by Paul Hurst.

Play Straight or Fight
Directed byPaul Hurst
Written byKarl R. Coolidge
Leon De La Mothe
StarringHoot Gibson
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • June 15, 1918 (1918-06-15)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles



Like many American films of the time, Play Straight or Fight was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 1, shooting the man through the door, and, Reel 2, bandits shooting at stage and man falling from coach.[1]

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  1. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (1): 47. June 29, 1918.

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