The Race (1916)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though he himself was already in his forties, Victor Moore played the son of a fiftysomething millionaire in the "jerk makes good" comedy The Race. Disinherited by dear old dad, Jim Grayson Jr. (Moore) takes a job as a chauffeur. While thus employed, he meets pretty heiress Grace Van Dyke (Anita King), who is likewise on the outs with her wealthy family. All is forgiven when Jim wins an important cross-country motor race, which has the fringe benefit of saving Grace's father from debtor's prison. The usually competent George Melford made so many continuity errors in this film that even the introverts in the audience were inclined to shout rude things at the screen.



car, chauffeur, disinheritance, millionaire, racer, riches-to-rags, son, sports