Nine and Three-Fifths Seconds (1925)

Genres - Adventure, Western  |  
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Like many sports stars before and after him, champion sprinter Charles W. Paddock wound up in motion pictures, at least temporarily. Although the story to this action-drama didn't display Paddock's athletic talents to their best advantage, the sprinter does have a fine supporting cast. Charley Raymond (Paddock) is a college athlete who is disowned by his stern father (George Fawcett). Whilst fending for himself, the young man's clothes are stolen by a hobo, and Raymond winds up wearing tramp clothes and getting thrown off a freight train. He makes his way to a ranch where he falls in love with Mary Bowser (Helen Ferguson), the owner's daughter. Raymond shows off his sprinting skill by racing against a fast horse. A jealous suitor kidnaps Mary, and Raymond chases after them on foot. He rescues her, and later, when he returns home, he enters the Olympic games and breaks the world sprinting record. He also wins Mary.

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athlete, chase, college, daughter, father, honeymoon, kidnapping, love, Olympic-Games, ranch, record [world record], west