Desperate Trails

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Desperate Trails
Desperate Trails (1921).jpg
Film still
Directed by John Ford
Written by Elliott J. Clawson
Courtney Ryley Cooper
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Robert De Grasse
Harry M. Fowler
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • June 1921 (1921-06)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Desperate Trails is a 1921 American western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


As described in a film publication,[2] Bart Carson (Carey) is in love with Lou (La Marr) and even goes to jail to save Walter A. Walker (Coxen), a man she says is her brother but who is really a husband who has deserted his wife and two children. After he learns the truth, Bart breaks out of jail and trails Walter, who falls off a train trying to escape. Bart then seeks refuge in a cabin with Mrs. Walker (Rich), where he is captured, but the officials have learned the truth and promise him a pardon.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Desperate Trails". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Desperate Trails: Carey Has a Good Story With His Most Recent Universal". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (86): 15. June 26, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

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