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The Whip (1917)

 |  Drama  |  25 March 1917 (USA)
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The story of the training of a racehorse, the Whip, of the amnesiac nobleman who loves the horse, and of the villains who attempt to keep it from racing.



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Cast overview:
Alma Hanlon ...
June Elvidge ...
Mrs. D'Aquilia
Irving Cummings ...
Herbert Brancaster
Warren Cook ...
Judge Beverley
Paul McAllister ...
Baron Sartoris
Alfred Hemming ...
Joe Kelly
Dion Titheradge ...
Harry Anson
Jean Dumas ...
Myrtle Anson


The story of the training of a racehorse, the Whip, of the amnesiac nobleman who loves the horse, and of the villains who attempt to keep it from racing. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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25 March 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La casaque verte  »

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The January 5, 1917 issue of Variety on page 23 describes that Paragon staged a train wreck at Greenwood, Delaware at a cost of $20,000. William A. Brady & Maurice Tourneur took part. See more »


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Drury Lane melodrama transposed by Maurice Tourneur.
29 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tourneur, who was once considered the peer of De Mille and Griffiths, was on a steep learning curve at this stage. His American films are a great advance on something like GAIETÉS DE L'ESCADRON though THE WHIP is not one of the best.

Set among the moneyed Irish horsey set, the film moves from the week end hunt party which reveal's sinister Baron McAllister (the heavy in NOAH'S ARK) planning to fix the champion racer "The Whip" and incapacitating artist and hunt master Cummings. The action shifts to the US where his next evil design involves wrecking the Saratoga express. He is frustrated by spunky (though lacking in fashion sense) Hanlon.

The odd, striking, picture book composition (shooting into the sun behind heavy cloud) shows Tourneur's hand and some of the staging is ambitious - a full scale train crash and running insets on the race track. The dramatic intrigue is unlikely to involve however. We still have a way to go till we get to VICTORY or THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

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