Down 54,131 this week

The Secret Man (1917)

 -  Western  -  1 October 1917 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot


(as Jack Ford)


(scenario) (as Jack Ford) , (story)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 115 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
list image
a list of 145 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
list image
a list of 141 titles
created 9 months ago
list image
a list of 111 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Secret Man" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Secret Man (1917)

The Secret Man (1917) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Secret Man.


Cast overview:
Edythe Sterling ...
Molly (as Edith Sterling)
J. Morris Foster ...
Harry Beaufort (as Morris Foster)
Elizabeth Janes ...
His Child
Vester Pegg ...
William Steele ...
The Foreman (as Bill Gettinger)
Steve Clemente ...
Pedro - the Foreman (as Steve Clement)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

1 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Round Up  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Two reels from this film are housed at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

36 Stars
17 June 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

John Ford seems to have a habit of getting the best out of his actors, particularly Harry Carey and John Wayne. With Harry Carey, he used him consistently as the character Cheyenne Henry in films like this one. Everything else that Carey appeared in that was directed by someone else was mediocre. Because there was no dialogue at this stage in film-making, John Ford learned the technique of using the camera as a character to probe the story and get beneath a character. He had something to say at the American west between 1857 and 1876 when the Union only had 36 stars, and he uses his camera almost like Hitchcock does to give insights into character.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Secret Man (1917) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: