The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

Western | December 1926

Director:

Henry King

Cinematographer:

George Barnes

Production Designer:

Karl Oscar Borg

Production Company:

Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist, Principal Pictures claimed that it would soon begin filming The Winning of Barbara Worth at United Studios in Hollywood, CA. However, the project appears to have lapsed.
       The 10 Jan 1926 FD announced that Charles Brabin would direct The Winning of Barbara Worth, but he was not listed in final credits.
       The film marked the first credited screen appearance of two-time Academy Award-winning Best Actor Gary Cooper (1901--1961). ... More Less

According to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist, Principal Pictures claimed that it would soon begin filming The Winning of Barbara Worth at United Studios in Hollywood, CA. However, the project appears to have lapsed.
       The 10 Jan 1926 FD announced that Charles Brabin would direct The Winning of Barbara Worth, but he was not listed in final credits.
       The film marked the first credited screen appearance of two-time Academy Award-winning Best Actor Gary Cooper (1901--1961). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Jan 1926
p. 10.
Film Daily
12 Dec 1926
p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
1 Oct 1926
p. A9.
Moving Picture World
4 Dec 1926
p. 363.
New York Times
29 Nov 1926
p. 16.
Photoplay
Dec 1926
p. 53.
Story World and Photodramatist
May 1923
p. 87.
Variety
20 Oct 1926
p. 60.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright (Chicago, 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1926
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 14 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23391
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,757
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Willard Holmes, an eastern engineer, comes West to assist his unscrupulous stepfather in the execution of a vast desert irrigation project, and he meets Barbara Worth, adopted daughter of banker Jefferson Worth, who originated the reclamation plan. Holmes's stepfather, Greenfield, builds a cheap and dangerous intake at the river to fleece the settlers of their money. Worth moves away to form another city, offering the settlers free land and water. The avaricious Greenfield shuts off Worth's credit and breeds discontent among his workers. To bring money, Holmes and Abe Lee make a desperate ride across the mountains and succeed, though Lee is wounded. Greenfield's dam overflows and floods his town, but Holmes succeeds in building a new dam and marries ... +


Willard Holmes, an eastern engineer, comes West to assist his unscrupulous stepfather in the execution of a vast desert irrigation project, and he meets Barbara Worth, adopted daughter of banker Jefferson Worth, who originated the reclamation plan. Holmes's stepfather, Greenfield, builds a cheap and dangerous intake at the river to fleece the settlers of their money. Worth moves away to form another city, offering the settlers free land and water. The avaricious Greenfield shuts off Worth's credit and breeds discontent among his workers. To bring money, Holmes and Abe Lee make a desperate ride across the mountains and succeed, though Lee is wounded. Greenfield's dam overflows and floods his town, but Holmes succeeds in building a new dam and marries Barbara. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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