Riders of Vengeance (1919)

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    • Riders of Vengeance (1919)

      RIDERS OF VENGEANCE
      DIRECTED & WRITTEN BY JOHN FORD
      STORY BY HARRY CAREY
      UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING COMPANY


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Harry's bride is murdered at their wedding along with Harry's mother and father,
      and the good-hearted outlaw turns grimly malevolent.
      He leaves town, only to return one year later.
      One by one he stalks his wife's killers, dispatching them all until
      he finally sets his sights, mistakenly, on Sheriff Gale Thurman.
      The lawman bests Harry and keeps him hiding outside town in the wilderness.
      Straying into the same wilderness, the Sheriff's girlfriend is first overtaken by highwaymen,
      then rescued by Harry, only to be taken captive by Harry when he realizes who she is.
      At first threatening to harm the girl, Harry slowly falls in love with her,
      all while hostile Apaches attempt to kill them both. By the time the Sheriff tracks them down,
      a full-scale assault is under way, and the two men join forces.
      Harry realizes the Sheriff's innocence, but it is too late:
      the lawman is dead from his battle wounds, but he has saved his girlfriend - and Harry.

      Cast
      Harry Carey ... Cheyenne Harry
      Seena Owen ... The Girl
      Joe Harris ... Gale Thurman (as Joseph Harris)
      J. Farrell MacDonald ... Buell
      Alfred Allen ... Harry's Father
      Jennie Lee ... Harry's Mother
      Clita Gale ... Virginia
      Vester Pegg
      Betty Schade
      Millard K. Wilson ... (as M.K. Wilson)

      Directed
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)

      Writing Credits
      Harry Carey ... (story)
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)
      Eugene B. Lewis ... (writer)

      Produced
      Pat Powers ... producer (as P.A. Powers)

      Cinematography
      John W. Brown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Riders of Vengeance (1919)

      Riders of Vengeance is a 1919 American Western film directed by
      John Ford and featuring Harry Carey.

      The film is considered to be lost.

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      Production
      Riders of Vengeance was released as a Universal Special feature in June 1919,
      a 60-minute silent film on six reels.
      It was part of the long-running "Cheyenne Harry" series of film featurettes.
      The story was an uncommon collaboration between the star
      Harry Carey and the director John Ford (with help from scenarist Eugene Lewis).
      Though it has an unusually high level of violence
      ("lots of killings", as Moving Picture World noted),
      critical reviews of the time lavishly praised both the story and film.


      User Review
      Riders of Vengeance (1919) -- Lost Silent Western
      31 July 2015 | by Pamela Short (Canada)

      pamela wrote:

      On the day of his wedding, Cheyenne Harry's ( Harry Carey ) bride ( Clita Gale ),

      his father ( Alfred Allen ) and his mother ( Jennie Lee )
      are killed on the steps of the church by his enemies.
      A year later, Harry returns to Mesquite to avenge the deaths of his loved ones.
      He kills the guilty persons one by one until he gets to Gale Thurman ( Joseph Harris ).
      Harry rescues Thurman's bride-to-be ( Seena Owen ) from a stagecoach holdup
      and cares for her in a cave he has made into his home and slowly falls in love with her.
      Harry and Thurman are obliged to unite together to fight off the Apaches of the desert,
      and during the battle, Thurman declares his innocence in the wedding day massacre.
      Both men are wounded, and Thurman dies despite Harry's valiant attempts to save him.
      Harry then finds happiness with Thurman's fiancée.

      This western/drama was released as a Universal Special feature in June 1919, a 60-minute silent film on six reels. It was part of the long-running "Cheyenne Harry" series of film featurettes. The story was written by the star Harry Carey and the director John Ford (with help from scenarist Eugene Lewis). Though it has an unusually high level of violence ("lots of killings", as Moving Picture World noted, critical reviews of the time lavishly praised both the story and film. Sadly, Riders of Vengeance now remains a lost silent film.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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