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The Winning Stroke (1919)

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Action, Drama, Romance

In a mock fraternity initiation, a group of Yale students haze Paul Browning for tattling. When he learns that the leader of the group, oarsman Buck Simmons, is also winning the favor of Aida Courtlandt, the dean's niece, the jealous ...See moreIn a mock fraternity initiation, a group of Yale students haze Paul Browning for tattling. When he learns that the leader of the group, oarsman Buck Simmons, is also winning the favor of Aida Courtlandt, the dean's niece, the jealous Browning and gambler Burton Hampdon, to whom Browning owes money, attempt to disgrace Buck so he will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming Yale-Harvard race. After they fail to lure Buck to bed with a girl, Browning takes Aida to a roadhouse so that Buck will have to break training rules to go there. When the coach, suspicious about the roadhouse incident, finds a letter planted on Buck about a deal for him to throw the race, he suspends Buck, but with Aida's influence, the dean straightens matters out. After Yale wins a close race, Browning shoots at Buck, who then trounces him. Proclaimed captain of the next year's team, Buck becomes engaged to Aida. Written by AFI See less
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Writers
Edward Sedgwick (story) | Raymond L. Schrock (scenario) (as Raymond Schrock) | Hamilton Thompson (scenario editor)
Cinematographer
H. Alderson Leach (as Al Leach)
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Updated Sep 7, 1919

Release date
Sep 7, 1919 (United States)

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Buck Simmons Buck Simmons   See fewer
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Jane McAlpine
Aida Courtlandt Aida Courtlandt   See fewer
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John Leslie
Paul Browning Paul Browning   See fewer
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William T. Hayes
Burton Hampdon (as William Hayes) Burton Hampdon (as William Hayes)   See fewer
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Louis Este
'Crickett' Perry 'Crickett' Perry   See fewer
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John Woodford
The Dean (as Mr. Woodford) The Dean (as Mr. Woodford)   See fewer
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Sidney Marion
'Chub' Winters 'Chub' Winters   See fewer
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Byron Douglas
The Head Coach The Head Coach   See fewer
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Julien Beaubien
Undetermined Role Undetermined Role   See fewer
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