Action - Advertisement.png
Promotion for film in the Casper Daily Tribune (Wyoming), 1921
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byJ. Allan Dunn
Harvey Gates
Peter B. Kyne
StarringHoot Gibson
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • September 12, 1921 (1921-09-12)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Action is a 1921 American silent 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.[1] 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.[2]


See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Action". Retrieved February 26, 2008.
  2. ^ 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.