Winning the Latonia Derby (1912)

Luther Clews, a Kentucky gentleman of the old school, finds himself in financial difficulties. His son, Howard, owns Queen Bee, whom the father and son expect to retrieve the family fortune... See full summary »

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Otis Turner
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King Baggot ... Howard Clews
William Robert Daly ... Luther Clews, the Father
Violet Horner ... Marion Herndon, the Sweetheart
Jane Fearnley ... Eleanor Willard, the Adventuress
William E. Shay ... Jack Prentice, the Villain
George A. Burt George A. Burt ... Doc Martin
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Luther Clews, a Kentucky gentleman of the old school, finds himself in financial difficulties. His son, Howard, owns Queen Bee, whom the father and son expect to retrieve the family fortune, as she is entered in the famous Latonia Derby. Young Howard has lost heavily on a previous race, and without bis father's knowledge has given his note for $5,000 to Doc Martin, an unscrupulous poolroom owner doing business in Lexington, Ky. Martin, knowing the great value of Queen Bee and thinking that if she were scratched, his own, Eagle, would win the Derby, induces young Howard to give him a mortgage on Queen Bee to secure the note. The day Howard is to ship his horse to Latonia, Martin forecloses. At this juncture. Howard's fiancée buys all interest in Queen Bee. Martin secures the assistance of a friend who endeavors to poison the animal in order to prevent her entry in the race. The plot is foiled by Howard, who is secretly watching his pet. The race is run. Queen Bee is victorious, and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kentucky, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Will stir the blood of the old-time horse racing followers
31 December 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good picture. There's no doubt of that. The first of the two reels is more of a prologue. The second reel is where the real action takes place. It is a picture that will stir the blood of the old-time horse racing followers, especially in the scene where Violet Horner as the sweetheart of Baggot coaxes W. R. Daly, the Colonel, to go with her to witness the race. She is forced to do a little strenuous work, to picture to the peevish Colonel just what he is going to see; but she does it so enthusiastically, so heartily, that the Colonel melts, and before Miss Horner finishes her description she has the Colonel "going." There is good photography, some picturesque views of Latonia, and horsey scenes a-plenty. William E. Shay has the part of the villainous poolroom owner and Jane Fearnley that of the adventuress. - The Moving Picture World, July 27, 1912


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