His Last Race (1923)

Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In spite of an excellent American cast and two well-established directors, Australian action star Rex "Snowy" Baker isn't able to drum up much excitement with this melodrama. Richard Carleton (Baker) is in love with Mary (Gladys Brockwell), but he loses her to a romantic rival. To forget her, Carleton retreats to the mountains where he starts a new life with new friends. They establish a health resort, and Mary, now a widow, shows up in hopes of restoring her young son to health. Along the way, Carleton has made some enemies (standard silent villains Robert McKim and Noah Beery Sr.), and they plan to get their hands on the resort and steal Carleton's horse, Mankiller, which has been entered in a big race. Carleton, however, is able to outsmart his foes, and gets Mankiller to the track in time to win the race. He manages to hang onto his resort and win Mary's hand.



damsel-in-distress, love-triangle, rescue