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HISTORY

Copyright records have been followed in listing Harry Myers in the part of the chauffeur; most sources, however, list "Fat" Carr in that part, and one source lists Nat Carr.
       The George M. Cohan play also was the basis of a 1929 First National Pictures musical entitled Little Johnny Jones (See Entry). The 1929 version was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starred Eddie Buzzell and Alice ... More Less

Copyright records have been followed in listing Harry Myers in the part of the chauffeur; most sources, however, list "Fat" Carr in that part, and one source lists Nat Carr.
       The George M. Cohan play also was the basis of a 1929 First National Pictures musical entitled Little Johnny Jones (See Entry). The 1929 version was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starred Eddie Buzzell and Alice Day. More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
19 August 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Brothers Pictures
Copyright Date:
1 August 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19266
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800 , 7,165
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Johnny Jones, an American jockey, is engaged by the Earl of Bloomsburg to ride Yankee Doodle in the English Derby. Robert Anstead, a crooked gentleman gambler, frames Johnny Jones as a thief, kidnaps Jones's sweetheart, Edith Smythe, and tries to sabotage the race. Jones vindicates himself, rescues Edith, and finishes the race ... +


Johnny Jones, an American jockey, is engaged by the Earl of Bloomsburg to ride Yankee Doodle in the English Derby. Robert Anstead, a crooked gentleman gambler, frames Johnny Jones as a thief, kidnaps Jones's sweetheart, Edith Smythe, and tries to sabotage the race. Jones vindicates himself, rescues Edith, and finishes the race first. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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