The Gun Packer

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The Gun Packer
Directed by John Ford
Written by Harry Carey
Karl R. Coolidge
John Ford
Starring Ed Jones
Pete Morrison
Cinematography John W. Brown
Release dates
  • May 24, 1919 (1919-05-24)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Gun Packer is a 1919 American short Western film directed by John Ford.[1]


Filming began on March 25, 1919 under the working title Out Wyoming Way. Just two months later, The Gun Packer was released by Universal Studios as a 20-minute silent film on two reels.[2] This film was reissued in August 1924.


A reformed outlaw enlists the aid of his former gunslinging companions to defend a small shepherd community from domineering cattle barons.


  • Ed Jones as Sandy McLoughlin
  • Pete Morrison as "Pearl Handle" Wiley
  • Magda Lane as Rose McLoughlin
  • Jack Woods as Pecos Smith
  • Hoot Gibson as Gang Leader
  • Jack Walters as Brown
  • Duke R. Lee as Buck Landers
  • Howard Enstaedt as Bobby McLoughlin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Gun Packer". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Tag (1986); John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, USA. See p.508.

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