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There is dirty work afoot in old Kentucky when a rival decides his horse will have a better chance of winning if the son of the owner isn't around, so he has him shanghaied onto a tramp ... See full summary »

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Donald Gordon
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Alice Brown
Emmett King ...
Col. Moncrief Gordon
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Ralph Gordon
Gertrude Astor ...
Helen Gordon
Lionel Belmore ...
Col. Rome Woolrich
Kingsley Benedict ...
Joe
Bert Woodruff ...
Rance Newcombe
Bert Tracy ...
Topper Tom
Harry Carter ...
Bob Thurston
Wilfred Lucas ...
Capt. Wolff
Pat Harmon ...
Jensen
Anna Dodge ...
Mrs. Clancy (as Anna Hernandez)
Verne Winter ...
Timmy Clancy
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There is dirty work afoot in old Kentucky when a rival decides his horse will have a better chance of winning if the son of the owner isn't around, so he has him shanghaied onto a tramp freighter and gets the jockey in his debt through a crooked gambling game. Airplanes, ship-wrecks, sea storms, kidnapping, frame-up and much skull-duggery prior to the race. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Premier Attraction of its Kind - A Drama of Action on Air, Land and Sea! (original poster) See more »


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October 1922 (USA)  »

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The Suburban Handicap  »

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A Jewel Production. Universal, unlike many of its competitors, never owned a proprietary theater chain. This business decision would eventually pay off handsomely for the studio after the 1949 Supreme Court anti-trust decision that threaten to cripple its peers. However, it required the studio to carefully market its feature product to independent owners. Carl Laemmle devised a 3-tiered brand system: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige productions). Jewel releases were produced in hopes of drawing higher roadshow ticket prices, a ploy that sometimes misfired. This branding system would fade away in late 1929. See more »

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