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The Trainer's Daughter; or, A Race for Love (1907)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 23 November 1907 (USA)
Jack and the daughter of a horse trainer are in love with each other, but when the trainer discovers them together, he makes it clear that Jack is unwelcome. Later, at the stables, another ... See full summary »
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Edward Boulden
Miss DeVarney Miss DeVarney
William Sorelle William Sorelle
Mr. Sullivan Mr. Sullivan

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Jack and the daughter of a horse trainer are in love with each other, but when the trainer discovers them together, he makes it clear that Jack is unwelcome. Later, at the stables, another suitor for the daughter's hand appears. An unusual agreement is reached, under which the result of a race will determine which of the two the daughter will marry. But Jack's rival proves to be unscrupulous, and he will stop at nothing to be successful. Written by Snow Leopard

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Drama | Short

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Full Of Action, But Sometimes Incoherent
2 August 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This short drama is full of all kinds of action, but it is not always coherent. The story takes a number of turns but, at least in the state in which the movie currently survives, there are times when it is not entirely clear what is going on. At least one sequence is missing, and there are also no inter-titles that survive (if there were any originally).

The main story has to do with a romantic rivalry for the hand of a horse trainer's daughter, which is to be decided by the result of a horse race. That much is clear, and it was also based on a slightly earlier movie with a similar premise. There is also much that occurs leading up to the race, and while the constant activity produces some excitement, it would take a little more explanation to make it completely comprehensible.

It's quite possible that there are some lost inter-titles, or maybe there was a spoken synopsis designed to be provided to the audience. Or, it might have been assumed that audiences knew what was happening from familiarity with the earlier story in the same vein. In any event, for viewers now it is something of a puzzle to try to fill in the gaps in the story (which can actually be a relatively interesting mental exercise).


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