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The Secret Man (1917)

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.

Director:

John Ford (as Jack Ford)

Writers:

John Ford (scenario) (as Jack Ford), George Hively (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Carey ... Cheyenne Harry
Edythe Sterling Edythe Sterling ... Molly - the Sheriff's Sister (as Edith Sterling)
J. Morris Foster ... Henry Beaufort (as Morris Foster)
Elizabeth Janes Elizabeth Janes ... Elizabeth - Henry's Child
Vester Pegg Vester Pegg ... Bill - Molly's Brother
William Steele ... The Foreman (as Bill Gettinger)
Steve Clemente Steve Clemente ... Pedro (as Steve Clement)
Hoot Gibson ... Chuck Fadden
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Round Up See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Two reels from this film are housed at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. See more »

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36 Stars
17 June 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

John Ford seems to have a habit of getting the best out of his actors, particularly Harry Carey and John Wayne. With Harry Carey, he used him consistently as the character Cheyenne Henry in films like this one. Everything else that Carey appeared in that was directed by someone else was mediocre. Because there was no dialogue at this stage in film-making, John Ford learned the technique of using the camera as a character to probe the story and get beneath a character. He had something to say at the American west between 1857 and 1876 when the Union only had 36 stars, and he uses his camera almost like Hitchcock does to give insights into character.


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