The Dixie Merchant (1926)

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Jean Paul Fippany (J. Farrell MacDonald) is so wrapped up in his horse, a filly named Marseillaise, that he neglects his wife, Josephine (Claire McDowell), and his daughter, Aida (Madge Bellamy). Finally, Josephine is fed up and walks out on him. Aida also leaves after her romance with Jimmy Pickett (Jack Mulhall) sours. Fippany is miserable without his family, and he comes to realize that his obsession has driven them away. In an attempt to right his wrongs, he sells Marseillaise to Jimmy's father (Edward Martindale), sends his wife the check, and disappears. Jimmy tracks Aida down and reconciles with her. Marseillaise, meanwhile, is badly driven and loses a race. Fippany returns from his self-imposed exile, takes control, and rides the filly to victory. He and Josephine are reunited.