Hold Your Horses (1921)

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Tom Moore stars in this comedy-drama, which was based on Rupert Hughes' Saturday Evening Post story, "Canavan." Irish immigrant Dan Canavan (Moore) is working as a street cleaner when he is trampled by a horse belonging to socialite Beatrice Newness (Naomi Childers). He is left with the imprint of a horseshoe on his chest, which he finds brings him good luck. He gets work on a construction site and becomes involved with the political powers that run the city. Soon he has entered politics himself, and with the help of both his fists and his charm, he rises to the top. He also wins Beatrice as his wife. Unfortunately he still has the uncouth manners of the poor immigrant he once was, and Beatrice is turned off by his behavior. But once again, Canavan rises to the occasion and, through the force of his personality, wins his wife once again.



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