The Thoroughbred (1930)

Melodrama | 10 August 1930

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Film Daily
31 Aug 1930.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
10 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1502
Physical Properties:
Sound
Photophone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,425
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Riley and Donovan, racehorse owners and trainers who have been rivals and enemies for years, seek to befriend Tod Taylor, a jockey, and Ham, a retainer. Tod elects to work for Riley, incurring the enmity of rival jockeys. Riley's daughter, Colleen, sympathizes with Tod and cares for his bruises. Trying to befriend Donovan, Tod wins a match between Riley's colt, Reckless, and Donovan's best horse; and many more victories bolster his confidence. His head is turned by Margie, a come-on girl for Drake, a gambler. She precipitates his dissipation, and Tod is induced to throw the race to avoid a jail sentence. Nevertheless, Tod wins the race, and when he is arrested, Riley, learning of the circumstances, makes good the boy's debts and he is ... +


Riley and Donovan, racehorse owners and trainers who have been rivals and enemies for years, seek to befriend Tod Taylor, a jockey, and Ham, a retainer. Tod elects to work for Riley, incurring the enmity of rival jockeys. Riley's daughter, Colleen, sympathizes with Tod and cares for his bruises. Trying to befriend Donovan, Tod wins a match between Riley's colt, Reckless, and Donovan's best horse; and many more victories bolster his confidence. His head is turned by Margie, a come-on girl for Drake, a gambler. She precipitates his dissipation, and Tod is induced to throw the race to avoid a jail sentence. Nevertheless, Tod wins the race, and when he is arrested, Riley, learning of the circumstances, makes good the boy's debts and he is released. +

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