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Straight shooting, Butterfly Pictures presents ; director, John Ford ; writer, George Hively

Label
Straight shooting, Butterfly Pictures presents ; director, John Ford ; writer, George Hively
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated
Main title
Straight shooting
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1178884469
Responsibility statement
Butterfly Pictures presents ; director, John Ford ; writer, George Hively
Runtime
75
Series statement
KL studio classics
Summary
New 4K restoration by Universal Pictures! Straight shooting is a landmark in the history of the Western. It is the first feature directed by the legendary John Ford (here credited as Jack Ford) who revived the career of Harry Carey, one of his greatest stars, who gives a rough-and-tumble performance as a hired gun of cattle rustlers. "Cheyenne Harry" is a role Carey would play into the 1930s, an amiable antihero who pals around with outlaws but who really has a heart of gold. The plot: When farmers encroach on the Western plains used by cattlemen and their herds, land baron Thunder Flint begins a cold-blooded campaign to drive them out. He hires gunman Cheyenne Harry to force the Sims family off their farm. Cheyenne arrives at the Sims' home just as family members are burying their young son, a casualty of the range war. The gunslinger is moved to tears at this tragic sight and becomes a changed man. He renounces his mercenary past and puts his gun at the farmers' disposal in the ongoing range war
Technique
live action
Classification
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