The Night Horsemen (1921)

Western | September 1921

Director:

Lynn F. Reynolds

Cinematographer:

Benjamin Kline

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
Full page view
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Night Horseman by Max Brand (New York, 1920).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1921
Premiere Information:
Cleveland premiere: ca4 September 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 September 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17118
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,970
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The day before he is to marry Kate Cumberland, Whistling Dan disappears, following the wild geese. His trail brings him to a saloon where Jerry Strann forces him into a fight, and the latter is shot; though warned that Jerry's brother, Mac, will soon be on his trail, Dan stays to nurse the boy back to health. Buck Daniels, foreman of the Cumberland Ranch, is sent by Kate, whose father is dying and wishes to see Dan; Mac Strann follows and sets fire to the Cumberland barn and kills Dan's dog. Dan tracks down Mac, but is dissuaded from shooting him by Kate, whose love for him overcomes the call of the wild ... +


The day before he is to marry Kate Cumberland, Whistling Dan disappears, following the wild geese. His trail brings him to a saloon where Jerry Strann forces him into a fight, and the latter is shot; though warned that Jerry's brother, Mac, will soon be on his trail, Dan stays to nurse the boy back to health. Buck Daniels, foreman of the Cumberland Ranch, is sent by Kate, whose father is dying and wishes to see Dan; Mac Strann follows and sets fire to the Cumberland barn and kills Dan's dog. Dan tracks down Mac, but is dissuaded from shooting him by Kate, whose love for him overcomes the call of the wild geese. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

KEEP EXPLORING
Brothers, Arson, Geese, Nature, Dogs
The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.