Thieves' Gold

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Thieves' Gold
Directed by John Ford
Written by Frederic R. Bechdolt
George Hively
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography John W. Brown
Ben F. Reynolds
Release dates
  • March 18, 1918 (1918-03-18)
Running time 50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Thieves' Gold is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


Thieves' Gold was released as a Universal Special Feature in 1918. It was a 50-minute silent film on five reels, part of the "Cheyenne Harry" series of film featurettes. The original story, "Back to the Right Train" by Frederick R. Bechdolt, was adapted for the screen by scenarist George Hively. This installment of "Cheyenne Harry" won notably negative reviews by critics at the time of its release.[2]


Cheyenne Harry tries to help his outlaw friend Padden evade arrest after Padden has drunkenly shot another man. In the end, the two mismatched friends fight it out, leaving Padden dead. In a romantic subplot, Harry's fiancée Alice leaves him, but finally returns.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Thieves' Gold". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Tag (1986); John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, USA. See p.505.

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