|Directed by||John Ford|
|Written by||George Hively|
|Cinematography||Ben F. Reynolds|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|57 minutes (71 minutes in 1998 George Eastman House restoration)|
|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. 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.
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.
- Harry Carey as Cheyenne Harry
- Duke R. Lee as Thunder Flint (credited as Duke Lee)
- George Berrell as Sweet Water Sims
- Molly Malone as Joan Sims
- Ted Brooks as Ted Sims
- Hoot Gibson as Danny Morgan (credits) / Sam Turner (titles)
- Milton Brown as Black-Eye Pete (credited as Milt Brown)
- Vester Pegg as Placer Fremont
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Straight Shooting". silentera.com. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (13): 33. September 22, 1917.
- Review and synopsis "A cinema history: Straight shooting (1917)". Retrieved March 30, 2014.
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