Best Western Movies of 1917


A Modern Musketeer

6.7/10 IMDB

A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T Ford) and sets out across the West in search of excitement and adventure.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde, Edythe Chapman, Frank Campeau, Tully Marshall, Jim Mason, Zasu Pitts, Charles Stevenson ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1917-12-30
Best Western Movies of 1917 : Wild and Woolly

Wild and Woolly

6.4/10 IMDB

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens, Sam De Grasse, Tom Wilson, Monte Blue, Walter Bytell, Wharton James, Bull Montana ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-06-24

Straight Shooting

6.3/10 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 : Wolf Lowry

Wolf Lowry

6.1/10 IMDB

William S. Hart was the great solitary Western hero of silent film who rode his horse off to new adventures once his job was done. In WOLF LOWRY, he meets a young settler played by Margery Wilson, herself a director in the early 1920s whose films are all considered lost.

Starring: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Aaron Edwards, William Fairbanks ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1917-05-27
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
Best Western Movies of 1917 : Bucking Broadway

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

6.8/10 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

The Tornado

5.7/10 IMDB

The Tornado mostly followed pulp Western formula -- bad guys hold up a town, take a girl hostage, and the hero rides to the rescue. But there were a couple of twists that made it seem more personal than the usual cowboy fare. Ford's Jack Dayton ... is known as "the No-Gun Man" because he faces the villains unarmed, anticipating the character played by James Stewart in George Marshall's 1939 Western comedy classic Destry Rides Again. Dayton is an immigrant who uses the reward money to bring over his mother (Jean Hathaway) from Ireland, a prototypically Fordian situation if there ever was one.

Starring: John Ford, Jean Hathaway, Peter Gerald, Elsie Thornton, Duke Worne, John Duffy ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1917-03-03
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
Best Western Movies of 1917 : The Secret Man

The Secret Man

4.9/10 IMDB

Convict Cheyenne Harry escapes from prison in a garbage truck and boards a train, where he eludes capture with the help of passenger Henry Beaufort. Beaufort is returning to his wealthy uncle's ranch, where earlier he had married Molly in secret because his uncle did not like her. Beaufort tells Pedro, who takes care of his child Elizabeth, to take her away because his uncle is coming, and Pedro, driving drunk, wrecks the wagon. Harry finds her and must protect her while still evading the sheriff.

Starring: Harry Carey, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes, Vester Pegg, Elizabeth Sterling, William Steele, Steve Clemente, Hoot Gibson ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1917-09-30

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