The Phantom Riders (1918)

Western | 28 January 1918

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Producer:

Harry Carey

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

One source suggests that Henry McRae's story was published in a magazine. A modern source credits the photography to John W. Brown and includes Jim Corey in the cast as the foreman. It also lists The Range War as the film's working ... More Less

One source suggests that Henry McRae's story was published in a magazine. A modern source credits the photography to John W. Brown and includes Jim Corey in the cast as the foreman. It also lists The Range War as the film's working title. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 766.
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 833.
MPW
16 Feb 18
p. 1010.
Variety
16 Nov 18
p. 734.
Wid's
31 Jan 18
p. 907.
CAST
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11965
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,532
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Even though United States government lands are open to all for grazing, Dave Bland is determined to reserve Paradise Creek for himself, and to this end he hires "The Unknown" and his band of "Phantom Riders" to patrol the valley. Unintimidated, Cheyenne Harry leads his own small herd of cattle into the valley, and when he ignores Bland's order to leave, the Riders raid his livestock and nearly kill him. Later, The Unknown accosts Harry in the saloon, and after Harry shoots the outlaw, the Phantom Riders surround the bar and begin shooting. Molly, who has been forced into a loveless marriage with Bland, rides for the Forest Rangers, who rush to Harry's aid. Bland is killed and the Riders disperse, leaving Molly free to marry her brave and beloved ... +


Even though United States government lands are open to all for grazing, Dave Bland is determined to reserve Paradise Creek for himself, and to this end he hires "The Unknown" and his band of "Phantom Riders" to patrol the valley. Unintimidated, Cheyenne Harry leads his own small herd of cattle into the valley, and when he ignores Bland's order to leave, the Riders raid his livestock and nearly kill him. Later, The Unknown accosts Harry in the saloon, and after Harry shoots the outlaw, the Phantom Riders surround the bar and begin shooting. Molly, who has been forced into a loveless marriage with Bland, rides for the Forest Rangers, who rush to Harry's aid. Bland is killed and the Riders disperse, leaving Molly free to marry her brave and beloved Harry. +

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