GenreComedy, Crime, Western DistributorUniversal Studios
CastHarry Carey LanguageSilent
English intertitles WriterHarry Carey, John Ford Release dateNovember 29, 1919 (1919-11-29) GenresWestern, Silent film, Indie film, Black-and-white Related John Ford moviesJohn Ford directed A Gun Fightin Gentleman and Bucking Broadway, John Ford directed A Gun Fightin Gentleman and 3 Bad Men, John Ford directed A Gun Fightin Gentleman and My Darling Clementine, John Ford directed A Gun Fightin Gentleman and The Quiet Man, John Ford directed A Gun Fightin Gentleman and The Grapes of Wrath
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.
As described in a film magazine, 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.
Harry Carey as Cheyenne Harry
J. Barney Sherry as John Merritt
Kathleen O'Connor as Helen Merritt
Harry von Meter as Earl of Jollywell (credited as Harry V. Meter)
Lydia Yeamans Titus as Helen's Aunt (credited as Lydia Titus)
Duke R. Lee as Buck Regan
Joe Harris as Seymour
John Cook as Old Sheriff (credited as Johnnie Cooke)