A Fight for Love
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byJohn Ford
Screenplay byEugene B. Lewis
Story byEugene B. Lewis
Produced byPat Powers
StarringHarry Carey
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Ben F. Reynolds
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
  • March 24, 1919 (1919-03-24)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

A Fight for Love was a 1919 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] Cheyenne Harry (Carey) has a sheriff and posse on his trail because of his knowledge of a cattle rustling incident and makes a dash for safety across the Canada–US border. When the posse stops at the border, he calmly waves his gun and rolls a cigarette. The sheriff, however, has contacted the Canadian Mounted Police, and they are soon watching Harry. He finds refuge with a band of Indians, but then clashes over an Indian girl (May) with Black Michael (Harris), leader of a gang of whiskey runners. Harry's real love is with Kate (Gerber), daughter of local trader Angus McDougal (Fenton). However, his rival here is also Black Michael. Michael kills an Indian and abducts Kate, but Harry follows and rescues her. Harry beats Michael in a terrific fight, with Michael confessing to his crimes before dying.


See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: A Fight for Love". Silent Era. Retrieved February 27, 2008.
  2. ^ McElravy, Robert C. (March 15, 1919). "Reviews and Advertising Aids: A Fight for Love". Moving Picture World. 39 (11). New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company: 1526. Retrieved August 13, 2014.