Straight Shooting

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Straight Shooting
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Directed byJohn Ford
Written byGeorge Hively
StarringHarry Carey
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
George Scott
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 1917 (1917-08-27)
Running time
57 minutes (71 minutes in 1998 George Eastman House restoration)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Straight Shooting is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. Prints of this film survive in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.[1]

Plot[edit]

At the end of the 19th century in the Far West, a farmer is fighting for his right to plough the plains. In order to expel the farmers, the ranchers try to control access to water.[2]

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Reception[edit]

Like many American films of the time, Straight Shooting was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors refused to issue a permit for this film as submitted as it consists of detailed portrayal of murder and outlawry.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Straight Shooting". silentera.com. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  2. ^ Review and synopsis "A cinema history: Straight shooting (1917)". Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (13): 33. September 22, 1917.

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