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According to news items and reviews, portions of the film were shot on location in the Blue Grass section of ... More Less

According to news items and reviews, portions of the film were shot on location in the Blue Grass section of Kentucky. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Billings (MT) Gazette
7 Jun 1925
p. 18.
Charleston (WV) GAzette
2 Aug 1925
p. 28.
Exhibitors Trade Review
29 Aug 1925
p. 31.
Film Daily
23 Aug 1925.
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Kansas City (KS) Star
20 Sep 1925
p. 116.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 September 1925
Premiere Information:
Charleston (WV) opening: 6 August 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 June 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21626
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,597
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mr. Beaumont, a Kentucky horseman of the old school, loses several of his horses at the card table and pins all his hopes on Virginia's Future, a colt entered in the Futurity. He bets heavily on the horse, which falls during the race and breaks a leg. Beaumont loses his fortune, and his wife deserts him for Greve Carter. Virginia's Future is nursed back to health by Mike Donovan, the trainer, and sold to another horseman. The mare gives birth to a colt, Confederacy, and is later sold to a foreign junk dealer, who mistreats her. Confederacy shows great promise and is entered in the Futurity, with Donovan's son, Danny, in the saddle. Beaumont and Donovan bet every cent they have on the horse, which wins. Beaumont uses part of his winnings to buy back Virginia's Future, putting her out to ... +


Mr. Beaumont, a Kentucky horseman of the old school, loses several of his horses at the card table and pins all his hopes on Virginia's Future, a colt entered in the Futurity. He bets heavily on the horse, which falls during the race and breaks a leg. Beaumont loses his fortune, and his wife deserts him for Greve Carter. Virginia's Future is nursed back to health by Mike Donovan, the trainer, and sold to another horseman. The mare gives birth to a colt, Confederacy, and is later sold to a foreign junk dealer, who mistreats her. Confederacy shows great promise and is entered in the Futurity, with Donovan's son, Danny, in the saddle. Beaumont and Donovan bet every cent they have on the horse, which wins. Beaumont uses part of his winnings to buy back Virginia's Future, putting her out to pasture. +

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

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