Casper Daily Tribune (Wyoming), October 21, 1921
|Directed by||John Ford|
J. Allan Dunn|
Peter B. Kyne
|Cinematography||John W. Brown|
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
|Release date(s)||September 12, 1921|
|Running time||50 minutes|
Action is a 1921 Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Hoot Gibson. It was based on Peter B. Kyne's popular novel The Three Godfathers. The film is considered to be lost. According to contemporaneous newspaper reports, Action was based on J. Allan Dunn's novel, The Mascotte of the Three Star; Mascotte appeared as the lead novel in the pulp magazine Short Stories, February 1921.
- Hoot Gibson - Sandy Brouke
- Francis Ford - Soda Water Manning
- J. Farrell MacDonald - Mormon Peters
- Buck Connors - Pat Casey
- Clara Horton - Molly Casey
- William Robert Daly - J. Plimsoll
- Dorothea Wolbert - Mirandy Meekin
- Byron Munson - Henry Meekin
- Charles Newton - Sherriff Dipple
- Jim Corey - Sam Waters
- Ed Jones - Art Smith (as Ed 'King Fisher' Jones)
- ↑ "Progressive Silent Film List: Action". Silent Era. http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/A/Action1921.html. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
- ↑ See, for example, the San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 1921. This reference also contradicts the presumed release date of September 12, since it advertises the film as opening on September 4.
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