Skid Proof (1923)

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Charles "Buck" Jones hadn't yet fully established himself as a Western star, so it wasn't odd for him to ditch his horse in favor of horsepower, as he did in this lively, action-packed racing film. Halfway through a transcontinental auto race, Dutton Hardmere (Fred Erle) discovers foul play and enlists former champion Jack Darwin (Jones) to drive his Dorado. But Hardmere's rival shoots him from a plane flying overhead and he loses the competition. All is not lost, however, because Darwin lands a job as an actor and falls in love with Nadine (Laura Anson), an actress who is living with Hardmere's daughter Lorraine (Jacqueline Gadsdon). Another big race rolls around, and Darwin enters. In spite of the villain's attempts to get him out of the way, Darwin manages to stay in the competition. This time around, not only does he emerge victorious, he also saves Lorraine from marrying a scoundrel.

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actor, film, love, producer [showbiz], racer, stars [celebrities], transcontinental, winner