Cheyenne's Pal

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Cheyenne's Pal
Directed by John Ford
Written by
  • John Ford
  • Charles J. Wilson
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Friend Baker
Release dates
  • August 4, 1917 (1917-08-04)
Running time 20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

Cheyenne's Pal is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


Filming took place over a three-day period (May 23–25, 1917) under the working titles Cactus My Pal and The Dumb Friend. The finished film was released by Universal Studios as a 20 minute silent film on two reels. The film is part of the "Cheyenne Harry" series of film featurettes, and was initially released as a promotional tool for the sale of USA war bonds during World War I.[2]


Cheyenne Harry gets drunk and sells Cactus, his faithful horse (played by Pete Carey in full horse costume). Consumed with regret, he takes a job aboard the ship where Cactus is kept and the two escape in a midnight jump overboard.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Cheyenne's Pal". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Tag (1986); John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, USA. See p.504.

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