~The Pace That Thrills~
1925
~P8-112: Ben Lyon & Evelyn Walsh Hall~
~P8-287: Mary Astor~
~Plot Synopsis~
Paula (Fritzi Brunette), a chorus girl, marries into an aristocratic family. Unfortunately, her husband is a
drunk. When he tries to give some liquor to their infant son, she brandishes a pair of scissors at him. He
wrestles them away from her, then falls down the stairs and stabs himself. Due to the perjured testimony
of the maid and butler, Paula is convicted of murder and sent to jail. Her son, Danny (Ben Lyon), grows
up to be a movie star. There is a controversy surrounding him because he refuses to do his own stunts.
The reason he won't take any chances is that he is using all his money to get his mother out of jail. Finally,
to redeem himself, he agrees to participate in a charity auto race, but his mother's hearing is scheduled
for the race day. Somehow, Danny manages to attend the hearing, get his mother off, and make it to the
race. He proves his bravery when the track gives way and he is injured. His courage wins him the girl
(Mary Astor).

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Webster Campbell

Written by:
John W. Krafft - titles

Based on the story by Byron Morgan.
~Cast~

Ben Lyon ...  Danny Wade
Mary Astor ...  Doris
Charles Byer ...  Duke
Tully Marshall ...  Hezekiah Sims
Wheeler Oakman ...  Director
Thomas Holding ...  John Van Loren
Evelyn Walsh Hall ...  Mrs. Van Loren
Warner Richmond ...  Jack Van Loren
Fritzi Brunette ...  Paula
Paul Ellis ...  Toreador
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Ted D. McCord
Film Editing by: John W. Krafft
Supervisor: Earl Hudson

Length: 7 Reels
Released: October 18, 1925