The Secret Man

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The Secret Man
Directed by John Ford
Written by
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Ben F. Reynolds
Release dates
  • October 1, 1917 (1917-10-01)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent with English intertitles

The Secret Man is a 1917 American silent Western film, directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. Two of the five reels of the film survive at the Library of Congress film archive.[1]


Filming took place under the working titles The Round Up and Up Against It. The film was released by Universal Studios through a subsidiary, Universal-Butterfly, in October 1917. It was a silent film on five reels, part of the "Cheyenne Harry" series of film featurettes.[2]


Cheyenne Harry escapes from jail and lies low, working as a hired ranch hand. When he discovers a missing child in the wilderness, however, a complex plot of honor and secrecy unfolds.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Secret Man". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Tag (1986); John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, USA. See p.504.

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