In the Stretch (1914)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |  
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You've probably already deduced that the silent In the Stretch is a racetrack story. Writer/director Phil Scovelle casts himself as an honest jockey surrounded on all sides by dishonesty. After serving time in jail (he wasn't always honest), Scovelle exposes a crooked gambling ring. He simultaneously wins the Big Race and the heart of heroine Courtney Collins. And he does it all in a record 48 minutes (or four reels, whichever comes first).

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horse-racing, contest, corruption, damsel-in-distress, drugs, ex-convict, gambling, gangster, girl, help, horse, jockey, racer, rescue, sports, winner