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Rose Robbins
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Hank owns horses, stables horses and races horses. He favorite horse always wins and he is prosperous and will known. His son (Bob), however dreams only of the future of the horseless carriage and not of the horse. This causes problems between Hank and Bob. As the people in the town convert from horses to autos, Hank detests those who switch - so he looses his friends, his son Bob and finally his livery business. Bob leaves his flame Rose and goes to Detroit, gets involved with the auto industry and does very well. He does not forget Hank and promises to see him again, but Hank's hatred of the auto may cause the death of Bob. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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A ROMANTIC JOY RIDE (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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18 September 1927 (USA)  »

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O Primeiro Automóvel  »

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1.33 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #589-596; 6th feature film produced by Warner Bros. to be released with Vitaphone musical accompaniment and sound effects. See more »

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Edited into Gadgets Galore (1955) See more »

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In the Good Old Summertime
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by George Evans
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A hidden time capsule.
27 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Only thirty years after the emergence of the automobile this is a historic classic. Son Bob's love for his father, who is not able to adjust to the coming of the auto, makes for good storytelling and lends itself well to silent film. The use of some sound effects and a few words makes the story even more interesting. The high point for me was seeing Barney Oldfield playing himself. One of the great racing drivers of all time he seems a thousand years away from the young, slim and clean driver popular today. I truly enjoyed this film.


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