~The Dixie Handicap~
1925
~Claire Windsor & John St. Polis~
~Cast~

Claire Windsor ...  The Daughter
Frank Keenan ...  The Racehorse Owner
Lloyd Hughes ...  The Hero
John St. Polis ...  Dexter (as Johnny Sainpolis)
Otis Harlan ...  The Old Retainer
Joseph Morrison ...  The Errant Groom
Otto Hoffman ...  The Major
Edward Martindel ...  Mr. Bosworth
Ruth King ...  Mrs. Bosworth
Billy Quirk ...  A Tout (as William Quirk)
James Quinn ...  A Tout
Loyal Underwood ...  Losing Jones
Bert Lindley ...  Conductor
William Orlamond ...  Sheriff
Milton Ross ...  Constable
J.P. Lockney ...  Milkman
Directed by: Reginald Barker

Written by:
Waldemar Young - story

Based on the short story "Dixie" by Gerald Beaumont in  Red Book  (Sep
1924).
This romantic drama only used half the clichés of the typical horse racing story. There's the
impoverished Colonel (or in this case, a judge) and his pretty daughter, who may have to marry the bad
guy who has the mortgage on the family home. At least the story draws the line at this juncture -- there
are no drugged or kidnapped jockeys and the heroine doesn't put on the jockey's outfit to ride the horse
to victory, which is the way most racing melodramas end. Judge Roberts (Frank Keenan) is living a life of
genteel poverty, but he doesn't let his daughter, Virginia (Claire Windsor), know. He rears her in
luxurious circumstances by selling off his land, bit by bit, until all that is left is the old homestead and a
racehorse, who is about to have a colt. But the horse gets out of the stable during a rainstorm and dies
after giving birth. The colt, Dixie, just barely survives. Johnny Sheridan (Lloyd Hughes) is down on his
luck, and Judge Roberts takes him in. The young man works in the stable and when the colt, Dixie, is
badly injured, he saves its life. Dexter, a trainer for a neighboring millionaire (John St. Polis), finally tells
Virginia the truth about her father's circumstances. Dixie is entered in a big race and wins 50 thousand
dollars, saving Virginia from marrying the man who carries the mortgage on the old homestead. It turns
out that Sheridan comes from a good family, so he is able to marry Virginia.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Promotional Portrait of Claire Windsor for the film "The
Dixie Handicap," 1925~

Produced & Released by: Metro Goldwyn Picture Corporation

Cinematography by: Percy Hilburn
Film Editing by: Daniel J. Gray   
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons    
Assistant Director: Harry Schenck
Presenter: Louis B. Mayer

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 68 Minutes
Released: January 12, 1925