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A Thoroughbred (1911)

Farley is a comedian and also the owner of a valuable race horse which he plans to enter in a steeplechase against a couple of other horses belonging to acquaintances of his. He is also in ... See full summary »

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John Daly Murphy ...
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Edwin Clarke
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Farley is a comedian and also the owner of a valuable race horse which he plans to enter in a steeplechase against a couple of other horses belonging to acquaintances of his. He is also in love, but as people are not inclined to take a comedian seriously, the young lady considers his affections of the heart rather a joke. His principal rival in her affections is the owner of the fastest one of the horses matched against his. This man offers Farley a pretty large bet on the outcome of the race and Farley not being a betting man, is disposed to decline the offer, but when he finds that the girl has put her money on his horse, he is shamed into making a wager much larger than his means ought to warrant, even though he is pretty sure that his horse can win. A few days later while at practice on the field, the rival discovers that Farley's horse is decidedly dangerous to his chances of winning and he instructs his groom to bribe the stable man and gives his a little bottle of so-called "... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 June 1911 (USA)  »

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There is an exciting struggle
20 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Here is a racing story told with all the vim and vigor of outdoors. Two rivals in love own fast horses and the two animals are pitted against each other. One of these is the hero and one the villain, so we have the situation. The hero Farley decides to ride his horse himself, and wins. The girl does not hesitate to let him know that his suit has assumed a new aspect in her eyes. The three horses taking part in the race are from a well-known stable and make a good picture. There is an exciting struggle when the winner passes the second horse by half a length. It looks like an actual race. The entire picture is satisfactory and brings applause. - The Moving Picture World, July 1, 1911


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