Phantom of the Turf (1928)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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When a wealthy recluse apparently commits suicide, his trusted friend Rex Lease is put in charge of the estate. Lease is ordered to locate the dead man's long-lost son and daughter and inform them of their legacy. The two beneficiaries turn out to be the owners of a run-down racetrack. Falling in love with the daughter (Helene Costello), Lease tries to rejuvenate the track with a high-stakes horse race. Complications ensue when a crooked lawyer tries to undo all of Lease's good works. The film's surprise ending is virtually the only original aspect of Phantom of the Turf.



daughter, friendship, greed, hermit, inheritance, lawyer, love, racetrack, search, son, suicide