Silks and Saddles (1938)

Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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Perennial chorus girl Toby Wing earns a rare chance to play a leading role in this horseracing melodrama which cast her as a debutante, of all things. When Less Winters (James Melton) fails to persuade Jimmy Shay (Herman Brix) to sell his prize-winning racehorse Lightning Lad, wealthy stable owner Marion Braddock does her level best to sabotage Jimmy in the 100,000-dollar San Lucas Race. But when she learns that Less is in cahoots with a gang of crooked gamblers, and that Jimmy is the boy who once saved her life, Marion decides to switch sides. By masquerading as a vagabond, the plucky girl not only helps Jimmy win the Big Race but also earns his love. Filmed on-location at the Lazy A Ranch near Los Angeles and at the Pomona Race Track, Silks and Saddles was a remake of a 1929 potboiler of the same title.