A Gun Fightin' Gentleman

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A Gun Fightin' Gentleman
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Pat Powers
Written by Harry Carey
John Ford
Hal Hoadley
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography John W. Brown
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • November 29, 1919 (1919-11-29)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

A Gun Fightin' Gentleman is a 1919 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Harry Carey. Because only three reels of originally five or six are known to exist, this film is considered a partially lost film.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] ranch owner Cheyenne Harry (Carey) is the victim of a plot engineered by land speculator John Merritt (Sherry), who uses a doctored title to deprive Harry of his land holdings. Powerless in the face of his opponent's superior knowledge of the law, Harry is forced to retaliate by appropriating Merritt's payroll. Later he abducts Merritt's daughter Helen (O'Connor) and holds her pending settlement of their dispute. A settlement is effected in due time, but not before Harry has won the heart of the young woman.


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  1. ^ A Gun Fightin' Gentleman at silentera.com
  2. ^ "Reviews: A Gun Fightin' Gentleman". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (26): 69. December 20, 1919. 

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