CastHarry Carey (Cheyenne Harry), Duke R. Lee (Thunder), George Berrell (Sweet Water Sim), Molly Malone (Joan Sim), Ted Brooks (Sim's Son), Hoot Gibson (Danny Morgan) LanguageSilent (English intertitles) WriterGeorge Hively (story) Release dateAugust 27, 1917 (1917-08-27) GenresWestern, Silent film, Indie film Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Furious 7, Taken 3, John Wick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Straight Shooting is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. Prints of this film survive in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.
At the end of the 19th century in the Far West, a farmer is fighting for his right to plough the plains. In order to expel the farmers, the ranchers try to control access to water.
Harry Carey as Cheyenne Harry
Duke R. Lee as Thunder Flint (credited as Duke Lee)
George Berrell as Sweet Water Sims
Molly Malone as Joan Sims
Ted Brooks as Ted Sims
Hoot Gibson as Danny Morgan (credits) / Sam Turner (titles)
Milton Brown as BlackasEyed Pete (credited as Milt Brown)
Vester Pegg as Placer Fremont
Like many American films of the time, Straight Shooting was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors refused to issue a permit for this film as submitted as it consists of detailed portrayal of murder and outlawry.