The Gunfighter (1917 film)

The Gun Fighter, on posters The Gunfighter, is a 1917 American silent western film directed by and starring William S. Hart as the leader of a group of Arizona outlaws, and costarred Margery Wilson and Roy Laidlaw.[1][2][3]

The Gunfighter
Gunfighter poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byWilliam S. Hart
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Screenplay byMonte M. Katterjohn
StarringWilliam S. Hart
Margery Wilson
Roy Laidlaw
CinematographyJoseph August
Kay-Bee Pictures / New York Motion Picture Co.
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 11, 1917 (1917-02-11)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. ^ The BFI Companion to the Western, Page 132, 1988 - "In since the earliest days; in The Gunfighter (1917) William S. Hart plays Cliff Hudspeth, the gunfighter of the title, who is the leader of a band of Arizona outlaws."
  2. ^ Richard Aquila The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America ISBN 0816531544 2015 "William S. Hart is in the center holding two guns in this still from The Gunfighter (Kay-Bee Pictures/New York Motion Picture Company, 1917). Hart's time on that which is good.”
  3. ^ James Robert Parish (USA), Michael R. Pitts The Great Western Pictures II, 1988, Page 138 -- "The Gunfighter locals mistake them for big-time investors and make them welcome. ... The Gunfighter (Triangle, 1916) five reels Producer, Thomas H. Ince; director, William S. Hart; screenplay, Monte J. Katterjohn; art director, ..."

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