Best Western Movies of 1917


Straight Shooting

6.2/10 IMDB

Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Starring: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone, Ted Brooks, Hoot Gibson, Milton Brown, Vester Pegg ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1917-08-27
Best Western Movies of 1917 : '49–'17


5.8/10 IMDB

A judge who had taken part in the gold rush of 1849 hires an acting troupe to recreate the experience in this rather fanciful silent Western. The make-believe turns serious when a real gold mine is discovered nearby and a local girl is kidnapped by a nasty gambler.

Starring: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting, George C. Pearce, Jean Hersholt, Donna Drew, Phyllis Haver, Bud Osborne, Zasu Pitts ..
Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin
Release date: 1917-10-15

Bucking Broadway

6.0/10 IMDB

On a ranch in Wyoming, one of the cowboys, Cheyenne Harry (Harry Carey), falls in love with his boss's daughter. But she decides to elope to the city with Captain Thornton, a wealthy visitor to the ranch. She quickly discovers that life in the city is not what she expected. Cheyenne, devastated by the loss of his fiancée, decides to go to the city to find her, and in the end rescues her from the grips of Captain Thornton and from the extravagant and decadent way of life in the city.

Starring: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg, William Steele ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1917-12-24
Best Western Movies of 1917 : The Man from Painted Post

The Man from Painted Post

7.2/10 IMDB

In order to find out who's behind a cattle rustling operation that's hurting ranchers, a detective for the Cattleman's Protective Association pretends to be a tenderfoot from back east who's just arrived in the area and doesn't know how to ride, rope or shoot.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Frank Campeau, Frank Clark, Herbert Standing, William Lowery, Rhea Haines, Charles Stevens, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1917-09-29

His Foothill Folly

5.1/10 IMDB

Raymond Griffith out in the wild west, and in the process takes care of the bad guy to save his gal.

Starring: Raymond Griffith, Elinor Field, Frank Bond, Marianne De La Torre, Bert De Vore, A. Edward Sutherland ..
Directed by: Reggie Morris
Release date: 1917-09-02
Best Western Movies of 1917 : The Fighting Gringo

The Fighting Gringo

5.0/10 IMDB

Disturbed by the separation of his friends Mary Smith and Arthur Saxon, who really love each other, William "Red" Saunders resolves to reconcile the couple. Discovering that Belknap, a missionary with political aspirations, exercises a destructive hypnotic influence over Mary, Red schemes to eliminate Belknap.

Starring: Harry Carey, Claire Du Brey, George Webb, Rex De Rosselli, T.D. Crittenden ..
Directed by: Fred Kelsey
Release date: 1917-03-26

How the Cowboy Makes His Lariat

4.8/10 IMDB

Wild West performer Pedro Leon is the highlight of this three-minute film that shows how cowboys make rope and various other items. Within the three-minutes we learn that horsehair is the best thing to use so we see a couple men, including Leon, put the hair together and from here we see how they get it prepared to use for rope and other items.

Starring: Pedro León ..
Release date: 1917-03-06
Best Western Movies of 1917 : John Ermine of the Yellowstone

John Ermine of the Yellowstone

4.2/10 IMDB

As a baby, John Ermine is stolen from a wagon train by the Crow Indians and is adopted by Chief Fire Bear. John grows to manhood, ignorant that he is a white man until his parentage is disclosed to him by Crooked Bear, a white hermit who is on friendly terms with the Crows. Crooked Bear teaches John the language and customs of the white man's civilization, impressing upon him that it is his sacred responsibility to keep peace between the white men and the Indians.

Starring: Francis Ford, Mae Gaston, Mark Fenton, Dark Cloud, Burwell Hamrick, Duke Worne, William A. Carroll, Joseph Flores, Elsie Van Name ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1917-11-05

The Conqueror

0.0/10 IMDB

The life of Sam Houston, soldier, statesman, patriot and one of the founders of the Republic of Texas, is depicted.

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, James A. Marcus, William Eagle Shirt ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1917-09-16
Best Western Movies of 1917 : The Silent Man

The Silent Man

6.6/10 IMDB

A hard-working prospector enters the town of Bakeoven to stake his claim, only to have his rights stolen and his face on "Wanted" posters. He plans reprisal.

Starring: William S. Hart, Vola Vale, Robert McKim, Dorcas Matthews, J.P. Lockney, George Nichols, Gertrude Claire, Milton Ross, Harold Goodwin, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1917-11-26

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