Action (1921)

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    • Action (1921)

      ACTION

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


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Molly ( Clara Horton ), an orphan, is heir to a ranch and mine
      and falls under the influence of saloon-owner Plimsoll ( William Robert Daly ),
      who schemes to deprive her of the inheritance. Sandy Brouke ( Hoot Gibson ) and his pals,
      Soda Water Manning ( Francis Ford ) and Mormon Peters ( J. Farrell MacDonald ),
      wander off the range and champion the girl's interests.
      Sandy falls in love with the girl.
      The partners succeed in getting the mine from the conspirators and working it
      themselves while sending Molly off to school.
      Plimsoll frames Sandy and his men, however, and she returns to find them in jail.
      Through Molly's efforts Sandy is released, and ultimately the crooks are defeated.
      Written by Pamela Short

      Cast
      Hoot Gibson ... Sandy Brouke
      Francis Ford ... Soda Water Manning
      J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mormon Peters
      Buck Connors ... Pat Casey
      Clara Horton Clara Horton ...
      Molly Casey
      William Robert Daly ... J. Plimsoll
      Dorothea Wolbert ... Mirandy Meekin
      Byron Munson ... Henry Meekin
      Charles Newton ... Sherriff Dipple
      Jim Corey ... Sam Waters
      Ed Jones ... Art Smith (as Ed 'King Fisher' Jones)

      Directed
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)

      Writing Credits
      J. Allan Dunn ... (story "The Mascotte of the Three Star")
      Harvey Gates
      Peter B. Kyne ... (novel)

      Cinematography
      John W. Brown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Action (1921)

      Action is a 1921 American Western film
      directed by John Ford and featuring Hoot Gibson.

      It was based on Peter B. Kyne's popular novel The Three Godfathers.

      The film is considered to be lost.

      According to contemporaneous newspaper reports,
      Action was based on J. Allan Dunn's novel, The Mascotte of the Three Star;
      Mascotte appeared
      as the lead novel in the pulp magazine Short Stories, February 1921.


      User Review

      Action (1921) - Lost ?
      4 August 2016 | by Pamela Short (Canada)

      pamela wrote:

      Molly ( Clara Horton ), an orphan, is heir to a ranch and mine

      and falls under the influence of saloon-owner Plimsoll ( William Robert Daly ),
      who schemes to deprive her of the inheritance. Sandy Brouke ( Hoot Gibson ) and his pals,
      Soda Water Manning ( Francis Ford ) and Mormon Peters ( J. Farrell MacDonald ),
      wander off the range and champion the girl's interests.
      Sandy falls in love with the girl.
      The partners succeed in getting the mine from the conspirators and working it
      themselves while sending Molly off to school.
      Plimsoll frames Sandy and his men, however, and she returns to find them in jail.
      Through Molly's efforts Sandy is released, and ultimately the crooks are defeated.

      This 1921 silent western/drama was based on the short story "The Mascotte of the Three Stars" by J. Allen Dunn, produced by The Universal Film Manufacturing, directed by Jack Ford (John Ford), starring Hoot Gibson, Francis Ford and Clara Horton. All my research for this film finds it sadly listed as lost. Hopefully a copy survives and resurfaces for public viewing.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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