Straight Shooting

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For the 1927 film directed by William Wyler, see Straight Shootin'.
Straight Shooting
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Directed by John Ford
Written by George Hively
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Ben F. Reynolds
George Scott
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 1917 (1917-08-27)
Running time
57 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (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]


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]



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

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