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The 3 Jan 1926 FD reported that director James Hogan had filmed final scenes for The King of the Turf. ... More Less

The 3 Jan 1926 FD reported that director James Hogan had filmed final scenes for The King of the Turf. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Jan 1926
p. 9.
Film Daily
9 Mar 1926.
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Variety
7 Apr 1926
p. 39.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 February 1926
Production Date:
ended late December 1925
Copyright Claimant:
R-C Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 February 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22428
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,210
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Colonel Richard Fairfax, a courtly southern horsebreeder, is framed on the charge of embezzlement by Martyn Selsby, his business partner, and sentenced to jail. Selsby soon dies of apoplexy, first dictating a confession to exonerate Fairfax; Selsby's wife is afraid of scandal, however, and places the confession in a wall safe. Time passes. The colonel serves out his sentence and returns home in the company of four friends he has made in prison: John Doe Smith (a horsetrainer gone astray), Red Kelly, Soup Conley, and Dude Morlanti. Selsby's son, Tom, who is infatuated with the colonel's daughter, Kate, offers to give her his father's confession if she will marry him. Smith overhears this remark and with the help of his former cellmates recovers the confession. The colonel's name is cleared, and his horse, entered in an important race, wins a gold cup. Kate and John Doe hit it off just ... +


Colonel Richard Fairfax, a courtly southern horsebreeder, is framed on the charge of embezzlement by Martyn Selsby, his business partner, and sentenced to jail. Selsby soon dies of apoplexy, first dictating a confession to exonerate Fairfax; Selsby's wife is afraid of scandal, however, and places the confession in a wall safe. Time passes. The colonel serves out his sentence and returns home in the company of four friends he has made in prison: John Doe Smith (a horsetrainer gone astray), Red Kelly, Soup Conley, and Dude Morlanti. Selsby's son, Tom, who is infatuated with the colonel's daughter, Kate, offers to give her his father's confession if she will marry him. Smith overhears this remark and with the help of his former cellmates recovers the confession. The colonel's name is cleared, and his horse, entered in an important race, wins a gold cup. Kate and John Doe hit it off just fine. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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