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A Marked Man
Director: Jack Ford (Dir)
Release Date:   29 Oct 1917
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Harry Carey (Cheyenne Harry)  
    Molly Malone (Molly Young)  
    Harry Rattenberry (Mr. Young)  
    Vester Pegg (Kent)  
    Mrs. Townsend (Harry's mother)  
    William Gettinger (Sheriff)  

Summary: Bandit Cheyenne Harry reforms because of the faith placed in him by Molly Young and her father. Soon, however, Harry is lured from the straight and narrow when he meets his old friend Ben Kent and consents to participate in Kent's plan of robbing a stagecoach. During the hold-up, Kent shoots and kills the driver, and before they can escape, the posse arrests both men. About to be hanged for murder, Harry receives a message from his mother notifying him that she is coming to visit. The sheriff takes pity and postpones the execution to allow Harry to deceive his mother into believing that he is an honorable citizen. After she departs, Harry returns to jail only to be exonerated when one of the occupants of the stagecoach testifies that Kent fired the fatal shot. Freed, Harry returns to Molly and a life of honor. 

Production Company: Universal Film Mfg Co.; A Butterfly Picture  
Distribution Company: Universal Film Mfg Co.  
Director: Jack Ford (Dir)
Writer: George Hively (Story)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc. 19/10/1917 dd/mm/yyyy LP11609

Physical Properties: b&w:
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Genre: Western
 
Subjects (Major): Bandits
  Moral reformation
  Murder
 
Subjects (Minor): Executions
  Mothers and sons
  Posses
  Sheriffs

Note: Modern sources credit photography to John W. Brown and original story to Ford. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Motog   17 Nov 17   p. 1057.
MPN   10 Nov 17   p. 3307.
MPW   3 Nov 17   p. 752.
MPW   19 May 17   p. 1140.

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