A Fight for Love (1919)

Drama | 24 March 1919

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

Scenes in this film were shot in Bear Valley, CA. Shooting began 1 May 1918, according to information in the copyright ... More Less

Scenes in this film were shot in Bear Valley, CA. Shooting began 1 May 1918, according to information in the copyright materials. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Mar 19
p. 1147.
MPN
15 Mar 19
p. 1701.
MPN
22 Mar 19
pp. 1813-1814, 1860
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1381.
Variety
21 Mar 19
p. 55.
Wid's
9 Mar 19
p. 33.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the story "Hell's Neck" by Eugene B. Lewis (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13452
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,615
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After Cheyenne Harry crosses the Canadian border just ahead of the sheriff and a posse pursuing him for cattle rustling, he calmly rolls a cigarette and faces them victoriously. He becomes friendly with an Indian chief and his daughter, and after drinking and drumming on whiskey barrels with the chief, Harry fights the girl's lover, Black Michael, a half-breed whiskey runner who refuses to marry her. After Michael tells the Canadian Mounted Police of Harry's whereabouts, Harry escapes and comes across Kate McDougal wading in a river. Attracted to her, he meets her at her father's store, and then fights Michael and three other whiskey runners over her, helped only by a fighting priest. After Harry is accused of killing the chief, Michael abducts Kate and takes her to the island to which Harry has fled. Harry fights Michael, who confesses the killing and then falls from a cliff. Kate and Harry then plan to ... +


After Cheyenne Harry crosses the Canadian border just ahead of the sheriff and a posse pursuing him for cattle rustling, he calmly rolls a cigarette and faces them victoriously. He becomes friendly with an Indian chief and his daughter, and after drinking and drumming on whiskey barrels with the chief, Harry fights the girl's lover, Black Michael, a half-breed whiskey runner who refuses to marry her. After Michael tells the Canadian Mounted Police of Harry's whereabouts, Harry escapes and comes across Kate McDougal wading in a river. Attracted to her, he meets her at her father's store, and then fights Michael and three other whiskey runners over her, helped only by a fighting priest. After Harry is accused of killing the chief, Michael abducts Kate and takes her to the island to which Harry has fled. Harry fights Michael, who confesses the killing and then falls from a cliff. Kate and Harry then plan to marry. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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