The Soul Herder

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The Soul Herder
Directed by John Ford
Written by George Hively
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Ben F. Reynolds
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • August 4, 1917 (1917-08-04)
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent with English intertitles

The Soul Herder is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford, and featuring Harry Carey. The film is presumed to be lost.[1]



Like many American films of the time, The Soul Herder was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors ordered cut scenes showing the shooting of a clergyman, a man muffling a girl in a bedroom, killing a man outside a house, and the closeup of a dead man.[2]

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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Soul Herder". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (8): 33. 18 August 1917. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 

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