~The Kentucky Derby~
1922
~Cast~

Reginald Denny ...  Donald Gordon
Lillian Rich ...  Alice Brown
Emmett King ...  Col. Moncrief Gordon
Walter McGrail ...  Ralph Gordon
Gertrude Astor ...  Helen Gordon
Lionel Belmore ...  Col. Rome Woolrich
Kingsley Benedict ...  Joe
Bert Woodruff ...  Rance Newcombe
Bert Tracy ...  Topper Tom
Harry Carter ...  Bob Thurston
Wilfred Lucas ...  Capt. Wolff
Pat Harmon ...  Jensen
Anna Dodge ...  Mrs. Clancy (as Anna Hernandez)
Verne Winter ...  Timmy Clancy
~Plot Synopsis~
This horse-racing melodrama was Reginald Denny's first starring feature, after making a strong
impression in a series of shorts called The Leather Pushers. Denny is Donald Gordon, the son of Colonel
Moncrief Gordon, a Kentucky gentleman (Emmett King). Colonel Gordon makes a ten-thousand-dollar
bet with his neighbor, Colon Home Woolrich (Lionel Belmore), that his horse, Duke Charles, can beat
Woolrich's thoroughbred, Twilight, once they are mature enough to race. Donald incurs his father's
wrath by marrying Alice Brown (Lillian Rich), the stableman's daughter. After he is sent away from his
home, he goes to New York, where he is shanghaied by Captain Wolff (Wilfred Lucas). He is a prisoner on
Wolff's ship for three years. Back home, Donald's cousin, Ralph (Walter McGrail), has stolen money from
Colonel Gordon and claimed that Donald is the culprit. He plots to make a killing in the upcoming horse
race by making sure that Twilight wins. Donald manages to return home in time to stop Ralph's plan
from going through, and rides Duke Charles to victory. This film was adapted from the stage play The
Suburban by Charles T. Dazey.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: King Baggot

Written by:
George C. Hull - scenario

Based on the play by Charles T. Dazey
SilentHollywood.com
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Film Manufacturing Company

Cinematography by: Victor Milner  
Presenter:
Carl Laemmle

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: October 1922
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