Cheyenne Harry ( Harry Carey ), a wealthy ranch owner decides he needs a housekeeper, but his cowboys decide he needs a wife and advertise in an eastern newspaper. The ad is answered by Aileen Judson-Brown ( Neva Gerber ), as dictated by her fortune-hunting mother. Harry marries Aileen and a baby is born a year later. Deciding to gain more money and social standing, Mrs. Judson-Brown ( Mollie McConnell ) then tries to break up the marriage so that Aileen can marry Ferdie Van Duzen ( Arthur Shirley ). Mrs. Judson-Brown steals the baby and tells Harry the baby has died and Aileen no longer loves him. Harry goes out West in sorrow, but when Mrs. Judson-Brown's butler ( J. Farrell MacDonald ) wires Harry the truth, Harry locates the baby and discovers Aileen still loves him. The reunited family goes West together, leaving Mrs. Judson-Brown behind.
This 1919 silent western was another episode of character Cheyenne Harry, played by Harry Carey and directed by John Ford. Sadly, Roped now remains a lost silent film.
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