A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)

Western | 29 November 1919

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HISTORY

Some reviews refer to the film as The Gun-Fighting Gentleman , while other reviews and the copyright records refer to it as A Gun Fightin' Gentleman . This film was one of many featuring the character of Cheyenne ... More Less

Some reviews refer to the film as The Gun-Fighting Gentleman , while other reviews and the copyright records refer to it as A Gun Fightin' Gentleman . This film was one of many featuring the character of Cheyenne Harry. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
29 Nov 19
p. 2247.
MPN
6 Dec 19
p. 4141.
New York Morning Telegraph
23 Nov 1919.
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Wid's
30 Nov 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Gun-Fighting Gentleman
Release Date:
29 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14483
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Ranchman Cheyenne Harry refuses to sell his land to the neighboring Merritt Packing Company, owned by crooked cattle baron John Merritt, despite offered deals and attempts on Harry's life. Harry is dispossessed, however, when Merritt's attorneys find a flaw in Harry's title. Harry goes to Merritt's mansion in Chicago and, after surviving the attempts of Merritt's daughter Helen to ridicule his Western clothes and manners at a plush dinner party where Harry displays impeccable etiquette, Merritt refuses to settle with him, so Harry vows to get even. Periodically Harry then robs Merritt's payroll, each time sending Merritt a receipt for the amount taken to be credited to his account. When Helen visits the ranch, Harry abducts her and sends Merritt a receipt marked "paid in full." Harry's aggressive tactics gradually win Helen's heart and when Merritt and a posse arrive, her confession of love causes Merritt to settle with ... +


Ranchman Cheyenne Harry refuses to sell his land to the neighboring Merritt Packing Company, owned by crooked cattle baron John Merritt, despite offered deals and attempts on Harry's life. Harry is dispossessed, however, when Merritt's attorneys find a flaw in Harry's title. Harry goes to Merritt's mansion in Chicago and, after surviving the attempts of Merritt's daughter Helen to ridicule his Western clothes and manners at a plush dinner party where Harry displays impeccable etiquette, Merritt refuses to settle with him, so Harry vows to get even. Periodically Harry then robs Merritt's payroll, each time sending Merritt a receipt for the amount taken to be credited to his account. When Helen visits the ranch, Harry abducts her and sends Merritt a receipt marked "paid in full." Harry's aggressive tactics gradually win Helen's heart and when Merritt and a posse arrive, her confession of love causes Merritt to settle with Harry. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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