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

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



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

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