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The Tornado (1917)

 |  Short, Western  |  3 March 1917 (USA)
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Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford)
Jean Hathaway ...
Jack's mother
Peter Gerald ...
Pendleton - banker from Rock River (as Pete Gerald)
Elsie Thornton ...
Bess - Jack's daughter
Duke Worne ...
Lesparre - the lead of Cayote gang
John Duffy ...
Slick - Jack's partner
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John Ford's First Film
5 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

At the age of 23, John Ford made his directorial debut in this film which had no dramatic foundation whatsoever. It was groundless, giving as little information as possible and stilted in places. Some scenes were mawkish, but overall there was definite need for improvement.


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