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The racing scenes in this film were shot in New Orleans, LA; Rye, NY; Stamford, CT; and various spots on Long Island, ... More Less

The racing scenes in this film were shot in New Orleans, LA; Rye, NY; Stamford, CT; and various spots on Long Island, NY. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Mar 20
p. 1569.
MPN
24 Jan 20
p. 1066.
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1423.
MPN
19 May 17
p. 1140.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 259.
MPW
24 Jan 20
p. 591.
MPW
31 Jan 20
p. 681.
MPW
13 Mar 20
p. 1840.
New York Morning Telegraph
7 Mar 1920.
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New York Times
1 Mar 20
p. 16.
Variety
5 Mar 20
p. 63.
Wid's
7 Mar 20
p. 2.
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
28 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14809
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Coveting the Duke of Desborough's prize race horse "Clipstone," Major Roland Mostyn schemes to destroy his rival and thus obtain possession of the animal. After framing the duke's wife Muriel in a false adultery suit which results in divorce, Mostyn ruins the young duke at cards, thus forcing him to auction his horse in order to pay his debts. Muriel, heartbroken by the separation, persuades her old friend Captain Streatfield to purchase the horse and enter him in the derby. Mostyn bets all his money on his horse and attempts to fix the race but his plot is discovered and Clipstone wins the contest. After Muriel's innocence is proven, Mostyn's villainy towards the duke is finally stopped and the couple is happily ... +


Coveting the Duke of Desborough's prize race horse "Clipstone," Major Roland Mostyn schemes to destroy his rival and thus obtain possession of the animal. After framing the duke's wife Muriel in a false adultery suit which results in divorce, Mostyn ruins the young duke at cards, thus forcing him to auction his horse in order to pay his debts. Muriel, heartbroken by the separation, persuades her old friend Captain Streatfield to purchase the horse and enter him in the derby. Mostyn bets all his money on his horse and attempts to fix the race but his plot is discovered and Clipstone wins the contest. After Muriel's innocence is proven, Mostyn's villainy towards the duke is finally stopped and the couple is happily reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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