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The Tornado

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The Tornado

The Tornado
Directed by John Ford
Written by Grace Cunard
Francis Ford
John Ford
Starring John Ford
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release dates
  • March 3, 1917 (1917-03-03)
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Tornado is a 1917 American short Western film directed by John Ford. It was Ford's debut film as a director. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


  • Cast 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • John Ford as Jack Dayton (as Jack Ford)
  • Jean Hathaway as Jack's mother
  • Peter Gerald as Pendleton, banker from Rock River (as Pete Gerald)
  • Elsie Thornton as Bess, Jack's daughter
  • Duke Worne as Lesparre, the lead of Cayote gang
  • John Duffy as Slick, Jack's partner

See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Tornado". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 

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