Bucking Broadway (1917)

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    • Bucking Broadway (1917)

      BUCKING BROADWAY

      DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD (Jack Ford)
      PRODUCED BY HARRY CAREY
      UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING COMPANY


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Cheyenne Harry (Carey), one of the cowboys on a ranch in Wyoming,
      falls in love with Helen (Malone), his boss's daughter.
      She decides to elope to the city with Captain Thornton (Pegg),
      a wealthy visitor to the ranch from New York. Cheyenne and Helen's father (Wells) are downhearted.
      Cheyenne, devastated by the loss of his fiance, decides to go to the city to rescue her,
      and finds Thorton giving a dinner party in a hotel about to announce his engagement to Helen.
      As the dinner progresses Helen discovers the true nature of Thornton and endeavors
      to escape from him. Cheyenne comes to her rescue and, with the assistance of some cowboys,
      clean up the place, leaving Cheyenne and Helen reunited.

      Cast
      Harry Carey ... Cheyenne Harry
      Molly Malone ... Helen Clayton
      L.M. Wells ... Ben Clayton
      Vester Pegg ... Eugene Thornton
      William Steele ... Buck Hoover (as William Gettinger)
      Gertrude Astor ... Gladys (uncredited)
      Martha Mattox ... Shocked Customer in Store (uncredited)

      Directed
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)

      Writing Credits
      George Hively ... (story)

      Produced
      Harry Carey

      Music
      Donald Sosin ... (Composer)

      Cinematography
      John W. Brown
      Ben F. Reynolds

      Trivia
      Included in The Criterion Collection's DVD and BD release of Stagecoach (1939).

      Once believed lost, a print was discovered in 2002 in a French archive.

      Included in The Criterion Collection's DVD and BD release of Stagecoach (1939).

      Memorable Quote
      Unnamed cowboy: He's only a simple ranch hand; it must be more than friendship.

      Watch the Movie

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      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Bucking Broadway (1917)

      Bucking Broadway is a 1917 American western film directed by John Ford
      probably his sixth feature film.

      Long thought to be lost, along with about 60 of Ford's 70 silent films, it was found in 2002
      in the archives of the CNC (the French National Center for Cinematography).
      It was subsequently restored and digitized and is available on the website of Europa Film Tresures
      under the title A l'Assaut du boulevard.

      Harry Carey once again starring as Cheyenne Harry, but also
      as the producer of this movie

      User Review

      Great Early Ford
      3 March 2005 | by bartman_9 (Belgium)

      bartman wrote:

      Farm hand Cheyenne Harry (Harry Carey), is engaged to Helen, his boss' daughter.

      When a rich trader from the city arrives, he charms her off her feet and whisks her away.
      Poor Helen soon learns that them city folk ain't decent (this is a red-state-movie)
      and it's up to Cheyenne and his buddies to set things straight.

      It could have been a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen comedy western but Ford's mastery is ever present,
      using deep focus composition in the wide landscape shots, or striking chiaroscuro lighting
      in the romantic scenes, proving that he never learned to be a great director: he was one right from the start.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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