The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)

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    • The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)

      THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

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


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      The owner of a gambling hall is entrusted with the care of a pretty young girl.
      He falls in love with her, but he must decide whether to let her go to his best friend,
      with whom he believes her to be in love,
      or to try to win her for himself.
      Written by frankfob

      Cast
      Harry Carey ... Square Shootin' Harry Lanyon / John Oakhurst
      Cullen Landis ... Billy Lanyon / Tommy Oakhurst
      Gloria Hope ... Ruth Watson / Sophy - the girl
      Joe Harris ... Ned Stratton (as Joseph Harris)
      Frank Capra
      Virginia Chester
      Duke R. Lee
      Louise Lester
      J. Farrell MacDonald
      Charles Hill Mailes
      Vester Pegg
      Victor Potel ... (as Vic Potel)

      Directed
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)

      Writing Credits
      Bret Harte ... (story)
      H. Tipton Steck ... (writer)

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

      Cinematography
      John W. Brown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919)

      The Outcasts of Poker Flat was a 1919 American western film directed
      by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey.

      The film is considered to be lost.

      The screenplay is based upon the 1869 story of the same name by Bret Harte.
      Harte's story has been brought to film at least five times, including in 1937 with
      Preston Foster and in 1952 with Dale Robertson.

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      User Review

      The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1919) -- Lost Silent ?
      1 August 2015 | by Pamela Short (Canada)

      pamela wrote:

      It is my ambition a to add as many silent film reviews for fans of silent cinema as I am. Many are hard to track down and many are listed as lost. All I can provide the reader is a brief synopsis for this 1919 western/comedy, produced by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company and directed by John Ford, starring popular actor, Harry Carey. Sadly it is now listed as a lost silent film. Hopefully a copy does survive and resurfaces for public viewing and a proper review.


      Square Shootin' Harry Lanyon ( Harry Carey ), a gambling proprietor, loves Ruth Watson ( Gloria Hope ), but because he believes that she loves his adopted son Billy ( Cullen Landis ), he keeps his feelings hidden. Lanyon reads Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flats" and imagines himself to be the gambling proprietor John Oakhurst, who takes Sophy ( Gloria Hope ), a girl abandoned on a river boat by gambler Ned Stratton ( Joseph Harris ), to Poker Flats, where Oakhurst's adopted son Tommy ( Cullen Landis ) falls in love with her. Tommy protects Sophy from Stratton and is shot. He recovers and proposes to her, but before the wedding, she sends Oakhurst a note saying that she loves him. Because Oakhurst thinks that Tommy will be better for her, he does not respond. After Oakhurst persuades the vigilantes to burn his gambling house and drive him out, so that Tommy and Sophy can lead a clean life, the couple pursues him to the mountains. During a violent snowstorm, Oakhurst shoots himself, freeing the lovers to return. When Lanyon finishes the story and finds that Ruth loves him, he remarks that "the fellow in the book was a durn fool."
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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