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Cast overview:
Grace Cunard ...
Nan Jefferson
Francis Ford ...
Nan's Brother / The Bandit
(as Jack Ford)


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5 November 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La apuesta del bandido  »

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The Ford Brothers
8 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is very much a small, family affair. Francis Ford directed and starred as the bandit, his brother John Ford (before fame) also appears. And Grace Cunard, the writer and a D. W. Griffith holdover, stars as well. For all practical purposes, these three did everything in this early Ford western.

And, indeed, it is great to see the Ford brothers involved in the western genre so early on (1916), as they (especially John) are very much the ones who shaped and created the genre we know today, making such names as John Wayne big stars.

Unfortunately, a search online turns up practically nothing about this film, so what you see is what you get. Maybe more appears in a biography of John Ford, but without checking it is impossible to tell. Regardless, this is a solid, short, silent film that any western fan ought to check out.

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