Fun Size Review: Bucking Broadway (1917)

John Ford was in his first year as director when he made this picture, his third feature film. The plot is simple: Harry Carey loses his fiancee to a city slicker but when she calls for help, he goes racing to New York to bring her home. An understated performance from Carey and some truly stunning scene composition make this film memorable.


How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Carey storms Broadway (backed by his cowboy friends) and rescues his ex-fiancee (who will likely drop the ex) from the nefarious slicker after a bloody fistfight. And I mean bloody!

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting. No surprises but delicious and beautifully presented.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD and Blu-ray.


  1. nitrateglow

    Looks like fun! I’ve been thinking about snapping up the Criterion Stagecoach anyway (it’s one of the few westerns I actually like, along with The Toll Gate), so this seals the deal!

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