|Directed by||John Ford|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Noisy Jim (Corey), a British officer, is anxious to purchase Cactus Peter, the horse belonging to Cheyenne Harry (Carey), but Harry refuses to sell. Harry meets Flora Belle (Astor) one night at the dance hall. Since its pay day, Harry spends all of his money on her, and when he runs out she looks around for someone else who still has money to spend. Angered, Harry goes out, sells Cactus Pete, and returns with more money. When he awakens the next day from his drunken stupor and realizes what he has done, he is consumed with regret and goes to recover his horse. He steels his horse, but is ordered shot for the act. When the fatal hour nears, the British officer relents and Harry is allowed to go free.
- Gertrude Astor as Girl from dancing hall
- Harry Carey as Cheyenne Harry
- Pete Carey as Cactus Pete the Horse
- Jim Corey as Noisy Jim
- Hoot Gibson as Cowboy
- Ed Jones as Cowboy
- Vester Pegg as Cowboy
- Steve Pimento as Cowboy
- William Steele (credited as Bill Gettinger) as Cowboy
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 American war bonds during World War I.
- John Ford filmography
- Harry Carey filmography
- Hoot Gibson filmography
- List of American films of 1917
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Cheyenne's Pal". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- "Synopses of Current Releases". Exhibitors Herald (New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company) 5 (8): 35. 18 August 1917. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
- Gallagher, Tag (1986), John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, p. 504.