The Gun Packer

The Gun Packer is a 1919 American short Western film directed by John Ford.[1]

The Gun Packer
Strand Theater in Denver, Colorado, showing the films Secret Strings (1918) and The Gun Packer
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byHarry Carey
Karl R. Coolidge
John Ford
StarringEd Jones
Pete Morrison
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Release date
  • May 24, 1919 (1919-05-24)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Filming began on March 25, 1919 under the working title Out Wyoming Way. Just two months later, The Gun Packer was released by Universal Studios as a 20-minute silent film on two reels.[2] This film was reissued in August 1924.


A reformed outlaw enlists the aid of his former gunslinging companions to defend a small shepherd community from domineering cattle barons.


  • Ed Jones as Sandy McLoughlin
  • Pete Morrison as "Pearl Handle" Wiley
  • Magda Lane as Rose McLoughlin
  • Jack Woods as Pecos Smith
  • Hoot Gibson as Gang Leader
  • Jack Walters as Brown
  • Duke R. Lee as Buck Landers
  • Howard Enstaedt as Bobby McLoughlin

See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Gun Packer". Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  2. Gallagher, Tag (1986); John Ford: The Man and His Films; University of California Press, USA. See p.508.
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