Racing Strain (1919)

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The only interesting aspect of this routine Goldwyn melodrama is its star Mae Marsh. She plays Lucille Cameron, a high-spirited Kentucky girl who discovers that her father, Colonel Cameron (W.T. Carleton), is on the verge of financial ruin. The man at the bottom of this is "Big Jim" DeLuce, a horseman from New York who also deals in shady stock promotions (Clifford Bruce). Because of this association, Cameron's stable has dwindled down until the only horse he has left is a filly named Southern Pride. There is also a mortgage on the Cameron estate, and Lucille is constantly bothered by Big Jim's unwanted attention. At a Red Cross lawn party, Lucille meets Gregory Haines (Clarence Oliver), who has just returned, wounded, from World War I France. They fall in love, which does not please Big Jim at all. Haines and Southern Pride save the day.