Sure Fire
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byGeorge C. Hull
Eugene Manlove Rhodes
StarringHoot Gibson
CinematographyVirgil Miller
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • November 5, 1921 (1921-11-05)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Sure Fire is a 1921 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Hoot Gibson. It is considered to be a lost film.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] easy going rancher Jeff Bransford (Gibson) returns to his ancestral acres and finds them heavily mortgaged and about to be foreclosed and the hired men defended them with guns. He tries to borrow money to satisfy the mortgage but is unsuccessful. That night a robbery is committed on a neighboring farm with five thousand dollars stolen from Major Parker (MacQuarrie), and suspicion is thrown upon Jeff. After much hard riding and several stiff fights, the real culprits are apprehended and Jeff is vindicated. Parker had intended to loan Jeff some money to help with his difficulties. In return, Jeff saves the married Elinor Parker (Brunette) from running away with a worthless scamp and causing a scandal.

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See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Sure Fire". Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "Reviews: Sure Fire". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (17): 70. October 22, 1921.