Tom Mix had left the Selig Polyscope Corporation, where he made a series of short westerns, at the end of 1916. Throughout 1917, he made short films for the Fox Film Corporation. In January, 1918, Fox released his first feature film, Cupid's Roundup. Six-Shooter Andy, directed by Sydney Franklin, was Tom's second feature for Fox. Tom Mix was on his way to becoming the biggest cowboy star in silent movies.