Atta Boy's Last Race (1916)

Young Lois Brandon is about to have her home foreclosed if she doesn't come up with some money. She enters her horse, Atta Boy, in a big-money race, hoping the win will enable her to pay off the mortgage and save her home.


George Siegmann


Tod Browning (screenplay), Tod Browning (story)




Cast overview:
Dorothy Gish ... Lois Brandon
Keith Armour Keith Armour ... Jim Spencer
Carl Stockdale ... Jarvis Johnson
Adele Clifton Adele Clifton ... Lucille Stone
Loyola O'Connor Loyola O'Connor ... Mrs. Brandon
F.A. Turner ... Phil Strong (as Fred A. Turner)
Tom Wilson ... Bill Golden
Joe Neary Joe Neary ... Jockey (as Joe Neery)


Lois Brandon ( Dorothy Gish ) is in love with racehorse owner Jim Spencer, but she refuses to marry him. Since her father committed suicide because of racing debts, Lois now hates the racetrack atmosphere. Jim vows to leave the business after winning one more race, and he sells his horses to Jarvis Johnson, betting the money on Atta Boy, who breaks down in the stretch. Lois claims Atta Boy and nurses him back to health, then enters him in a race without knowing that it has been "fixed" by Johnson. At the last minute, Lois finds out about the fix and yells to Jim to switch his bets to Johnson's horse. Atta Boy manages to win, but Jim had not heard Lois' warning to change his bet, and so he wins enough to leave the track forever. Written by Pamela Short

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Release Date:

5 November 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Bet See more »

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Fine Arts Film Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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