The Ace of the Saddle (1919)

Western | 18 August 1919

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was A Man of Peace . King Fisher Jones, who appears in the film, was a cowboy who led Arizona cattlemen against sheepherders in the Johnson County War. Some reviews refer to the film as Ace of the Saddle . According to modern sources, the producer was P. A. Powers and the cameraman was John W. Brown. Some scenes were shot along the banks of the Rio ... More Less

The working title of this film was A Man of Peace . King Fisher Jones, who appears in the film, was a cowboy who led Arizona cattlemen against sheepherders in the Johnson County War. Some reviews refer to the film as Ace of the Saddle . According to modern sources, the producer was P. A. Powers and the cameraman was John W. Brown. Some scenes were shot along the banks of the Rio Grande. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 May 19
p. 1847.
MPN
19 Jul 19
p. 779.
MPN
16 Aug 19
p. 1459, 1463
MPW
9 Nov 18
p. 690.
New York Morning Telegraph
13 Jul 1919.
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Wid's
13 Jul 19
p. 28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Man of Peace
Release Date:
18 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14017
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When cattle rancher Cheyenne Harry Henderson discovers that rustlers are attacking his herd, he informs Yucca County's sheriff but learns that the lawman is in cahoots with the outlaws. Harry then appeals to Sheriff Faulkner of neighboring Pinkerton County, but Faulkner is powerless to intervene. Madeline, Faulkner's daughter, attracts Harry's attention and the two fall in love. When Madeline, who loathes violence, asks him to give up wearing a gun, Harry complies. Because the rustlers are prohibited by an unwritten law from shooting an unarmed man, they poison the waterhole at Harry's ranch. Harry harnesses six horses to pull his cabin into Pinkerton, where some of the rustlers are arrested when they follow. The Yucca sheriff and his gang rescue them and abduct Madeline. Harry takes his gun, rescues the girl, and lures the gang to his cabin where he tricks them into drinking some contaminated water. After the men are recaptured, Harry's foreman is elected sheriff of Yucca County, and Harry and Madeline ... +


When cattle rancher Cheyenne Harry Henderson discovers that rustlers are attacking his herd, he informs Yucca County's sheriff but learns that the lawman is in cahoots with the outlaws. Harry then appeals to Sheriff Faulkner of neighboring Pinkerton County, but Faulkner is powerless to intervene. Madeline, Faulkner's daughter, attracts Harry's attention and the two fall in love. When Madeline, who loathes violence, asks him to give up wearing a gun, Harry complies. Because the rustlers are prohibited by an unwritten law from shooting an unarmed man, they poison the waterhole at Harry's ranch. Harry harnesses six horses to pull his cabin into Pinkerton, where some of the rustlers are arrested when they follow. The Yucca sheriff and his gang rescue them and abduct Madeline. Harry takes his gun, rescues the girl, and lures the gang to his cabin where he tricks them into drinking some contaminated water. After the men are recaptured, Harry's foreman is elected sheriff of Yucca County, and Harry and Madeline marry. +

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