The Freeze-Out (1921)

A cowpoke helps a pretty schoolteacher clean up a lawless town.


John Ford (as Jack Ford)


George C. Hull (screenplay) (as George Hull), George C. Hull (story) (as George Hull)


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Cast overview:
Harry Carey ... Ohio, the Stranger
Helen Ferguson ... Zoe Whipple
Joe Harris Joe Harris ... Headlight Whipple
Charles Le Moyne ... Denver Red
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Bobtail McGuire
Lydia Yeamans Titus Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Mrs. McGuire


A stranger rides Into the town of Broken Buckle and threatens to open a new gambling establishment to rival the one operated by Denver Red and Headlight Whipple. The latter's sister, Zoe, who disapproves of her brother's saloon and is the local schoolteacher and owner of a notions store, tries to interest The Stranger in reforming the vice-ridden community. Pretending to ignore her, he opens his hall as a new school and library. He settles his score with the partners by gambling for their lives, and after their cowardly escape he wins Zoe. Written by Pamela Short

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Release Date:

9 April 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eliminacija See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The Freeze-Out ( 1921 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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