The Wallop

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The Wallop
Damaged lantern slide for the film.
Directed by John Ford
Produced by John Ford
Written by George C. Hull
Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Harry M. Fowler
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • May 9, 1921 (1921-05-09)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Wallop is a 1921 American western film directed by John Ford and starring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


As described in a film publication, John Wesley Pringle (Carey),[2] an adventurer, returns to Gadsden to claim the girl Stella (Golden), only to find out that she is in love with Chris Foy (Steele).

Chris has been accused of a murder that he did not commit. Sheriff Matt Lisner (Le Moyne) searches Stella's house for Chris, but finds out that he is hiding in the mountains. Sheriff Lisner and his crowd set off for the mountains to get Chris and claim a reward for his capture. John gets to the mountains by a back route and pretends to rescue Chris, but surprises both the Sheriff and Chris by claiming the reward for himself.

John then orders Sheriff Lisner to release Chris, saying that this was all a ruse to rescue Chris and get him safely from the mountain top. John then reveals evidence which shows that Lisner is the real murderer, and Chris returns to Stella, while John goes on his way without ever revealing his love for the girl.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Wallop". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ "The Wallop: Another Good One to Please Carey's Admirers". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (38): 11. May 8, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 

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