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The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

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While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Willard Holmes
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Barbara Worth
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Abe Lee
Charles Lane ...
Jefferson Worth
Paul McAllister ...
The Seer
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
James Greenfield
Clyde Cook ...
Tex
Erwin Connelly ...
Pat Mooney
Ed Brady ...
McDonald
Sammy Blum ...
Horace Blanton
Fred Esmelton ...
George Cartwright
Bill Patton ...
Little Rosebud (as William Patton)
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Odel Conley
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Jefferson Worth finds an orphaned child in the desert and raises her as his daughter, Barbara. When grown, Barbara is beloved by Abe Lee, the foreman of her father's ranch and company. When a rich land developer arrives with plans to irrigate the desert, Worth joins forces with him. The developer's foster son, Willard, falls for Barbara and a rivalry develops between him and Abe. The river is dammed, but the developer swindles the ranchers and refuses to reinforce the weakening dam, as he no longer needs it. An angry mob turns on Worth, Willard and Abe come near confrontation over Barbara, and all the time, that dam is getting weaker.... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Willard Holmes: This hell-hole will never be anything but a graveyard! You could see it if your brains weren't fried!
Abe Lee: Maybe we ain't got the brains - maybe you ain't got the guts!
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Last of the silent epic westerns.

Since this is unavailable on video, I've only seen the archive clips presented in the OUT WEST segment of the Brownlow HOLLYWOOD documentary (13 segments at 50 minutes each). It looks spectacular - cinematography, special effects stunning. If anyone knows of its existence on video or 16 mm in any private collection, I'd be grateful for the information. My mother who hated westerns always spoke in awe of this film and I have wanted to see it for most of my adult life.


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