The Freeze-Out

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The Freeze-Out
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Harry Carey in the film
Directed by John Ford
Written by George C. Hull
Starring Harry Carey
Helen Ferguson
Cinematography Harry M. Fowler
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release dates
  • April 9, 1921 (1921-04-09)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent with English intertitles

The Freeze-Out is a 1921 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be a lost film.[1]


As described in a film publication summary,[2] the Stranger (Carey) comes to town of Broken Buckle to start a gambling hall. The Headlight, the existing gambling hall, is crooked, and the Stranger wants to start a straight one. He meets Zoe Whipple (Ferguson) who is attempting to reform the town and teaches school out of her home. Misunderstandings arise between the Stranger and Zoe that are brought about by Denver Red (Le Moyne), proprietor of the Headlight. After Zoe pleads with the Stranger not to start a new gambling den, the Stranger opens it to the public, but it turns out to be a new library and school. After running Denver out of town, the Stranger wins Zoe.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Freeze-Out". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ "The Freeze-Out: The Star is Good, But Story Is Tame". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (10): 9. Apr 10, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 

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