Three Mounted Men (1918)

Western | 7 October 1918

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

One source reports the film's original title as Three Wounded Men , and another calls Joe Harris' character Bill Sparks. A modern source credits John W. Brown with the photography and includes Mrs. Anna Townsend in the cast. Production began 6 Apr 1918, according to information included in the copyright ... More Less

One source reports the film's original title as Three Wounded Men , and another calls Joe Harris' character Bill Sparks. A modern source credits John W. Brown with the photography and includes Mrs. Anna Townsend in the cast. Production began 6 Apr 1918, according to information included in the copyright descriptions. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Oct 18
p. 1773.
MPN
12 Oct 18
p. 2455.
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 279.
Variety
14 Sep 18
p. 1607.
Wid's
24 Nov 18
pp. 7-8.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Three Wounded Men
Release Date:
7 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12855
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,560
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Fellow convicts Cheyenne Harry and Buck Masters become even more bitter enemies when Buck agrees to tamper with the prison's books for the warden's greedy son. The latter secures Buck's release, but when Buck threatens to blackmail him, he decides that the best place for the outlaw is back in prison. Promising to deliver Buck to the warden's anxious son, Cheyenne Harry accepts a premature pardon and goes in search of the outlaw, hoping to catch him in the act of committing a crime. In a small Western town, Harry falls in love with a dance hall girl named Lola, not knowing that she is Buck's sister. Soon Harry learns that Buck is planning a robbery and informs the warden's son, whose deputies promptly arrest him. Lola's grief so moves Harry, however, that he and his two brothers decide to pursue the deputies and rescue Buck. Lola then promises to marry Harry, while her brother promises to ... +


Fellow convicts Cheyenne Harry and Buck Masters become even more bitter enemies when Buck agrees to tamper with the prison's books for the warden's greedy son. The latter secures Buck's release, but when Buck threatens to blackmail him, he decides that the best place for the outlaw is back in prison. Promising to deliver Buck to the warden's anxious son, Cheyenne Harry accepts a premature pardon and goes in search of the outlaw, hoping to catch him in the act of committing a crime. In a small Western town, Harry falls in love with a dance hall girl named Lola, not knowing that she is Buck's sister. Soon Harry learns that Buck is planning a robbery and informs the warden's son, whose deputies promptly arrest him. Lola's grief so moves Harry, however, that he and his two brothers decide to pursue the deputies and rescue Buck. Lola then promises to marry Harry, while her brother promises to reform. +

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