~Atta Boy's Last Race~
1916
~Plot Synopsis~
With this lineup -- the star was Dorothy Gish, the director was George Siegmann, who got his
training under D.W. Griffith, and the screenwriter was another Griffith protégé, Tod Browning -- one
would assume this picture might have something special to offer. But, in spite of Gish's lighthearted
charm, it fell flat, primarily because the story was so musty. In fact, it can pretty much be guessed by
its title -- there's the horse race (actually there are two), the mortgage held in balance by Atta Boy's
ability to win, causing the damsel much distress, etc., etc. The film's one bright moment -and
perhaps this is where the Griffith influence comes in to play -- is when the camera, instead of
shooting the horse race from a static position, keeps pace with the running horses as Atta Boy comes
up from behind. In the mid-1910s, something as simple as a moving camera added spice to a motion
picture.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: George Siegmann

Written by: Tod Browning - screenplay & story
~Cast~

Dorothy Gish ...  Lois Brandon
Keith Armour ...  Jim Spencer
Carl Stockdale ...  Jarvis Johnson
Adele Clifton ...  Lucille Stone
Loyola O'Connor ...  Mrs. Brandon
F.A. Turner ...  Phil Strong (as Fred A. Turner)
Tom Wilson ...  Bill Golden
Joe Neary ...  Jockey (as Joe Neery)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Fine Arts Film Company

Released by: Triangle Distributing Corporation

Released: November 5, 1916
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