Young Lois Brandon is about to have her home foreclosed if she doesn't come up with some money. She enters her horse, Atta Boy, in a big-money race, hoping the win will enable her to pay off the mortgage and save her home.

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Lois Brandon
Keith Armour ...
Jim Spencer
Carl Stockdale ...
Jarvis Johnson
Adele Clifton ...
Lucille Stone
Loyola O'Connor ...
Mrs. Brandon
F.A. Turner ...
Phil Strong (as Fred A. Turner)
Tom Wilson ...
Bill Golden
Joe Neary ...
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Young Lois Brandon is about to have her home foreclosed if she doesn't come up with some money. She enters her horse, Atta Boy, in a big-money race, hoping the win will enable her to pay off the mortgage and save her home.

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5 November 1916 (USA)  »

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The Best Bet  »

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Atta Boy's Last Race (1916) - Lost ?
27 March 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Lois Brandon ( Dorothy Gish ) loves Jim Spencer ( Keith Armour ), a racehorse owner, but she will not marry him. Her father committed suicide because of racing debts, and so Lois hates the racetrack atmosphere. Jim vows to leave the business after winning one more race, and he sells his horses to Jarvis Johnson ( Carl Stockdale ), betting the money on Atta Boy, who breaks down in the stretch. Lois claims Atta Boy and nurses him back to health, then enters him in a race without knowing that it has been "fixed" by Johnson. At the last minute, Lois finds out about the fix and yells to Jim to switch his bets to Johnson's horse. Atta Boy manages to win, but Jim had not heard Lois' warning to change his bet, and so he wins enough to leave the track forever.

This 1916 silent drama was produced by The Fine Arts Film Company, starring Dorothy Gish. The horse racing sequences were filmed at Exposition Park in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, California. Other location photography was taken at the California State Fair in Sacramento, California, and in Tijuana, Mexico. The survival status of Atta Boy's Last Race is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.


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