The Kentucky Derby (1922)

Melodrama | 4 December 1922

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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were They're Off and The Suburban Handicap .
       According to the 22 Aug 1922 FD, filming was completed and editing was ... More Less

The working titles of this film were They're Off and The Suburban Handicap .
       According to the 22 Aug 1922 FD, filming was completed and editing was underway. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Aug 1922
p. 2.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Suburban
The Suburban Handicap
They're Off
Release Date:
4 December 1922
Premiere Information:
Chicago premiere: ca29 Oct 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
18 October 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18337
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,398
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Posing as relatives, Ralph and Helen Gordon visit Col. Moncrief Gordon's Kentucky mansion, hoping to marry Helen to the colonel's son, Donald. The colonel agrees, but Donald balks at the suggestion, then reveals his secret marriage to Alice Brown. The colonel turns them out, and Ralph conspires with Bob Thurston to frame Donald for theft of Colonel Gordon's wager money and to shanghai him. After 3 years Donald discovers the source of his misfortune, returns, finds his wife, hears of a plot against his father's best racehorse, wrings a complete confession from Thurston, and saves the Derby for his repentant ... +


Posing as relatives, Ralph and Helen Gordon visit Col. Moncrief Gordon's Kentucky mansion, hoping to marry Helen to the colonel's son, Donald. The colonel agrees, but Donald balks at the suggestion, then reveals his secret marriage to Alice Brown. The colonel turns them out, and Ralph conspires with Bob Thurston to frame Donald for theft of Colonel Gordon's wager money and to shanghai him. After 3 years Donald discovers the source of his misfortune, returns, finds his wife, hears of a plot against his father's best racehorse, wrings a complete confession from Thurston, and saves the Derby for his repentant father. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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