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Redbird Wins (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Colonel James Dinwidty, a Southern gentleman, is the father of a beautiful daughter, Fern, and the owner of some of the fastest race horses in Tennessee. A new colt is born on the plantation which Fern names Redbird, and the Colonel has ...See moreColonel James Dinwidty, a Southern gentleman, is the father of a beautiful daughter, Fern, and the owner of some of the fastest race horses in Tennessee. A new colt is born on the plantation which Fern names Redbird, and the Colonel has the pedigree certificate made out under that title. Chick Mace and Ray Connors come to Dinwidty 's looking up race horses. Happening to see Redbird's certificate they secretly make note of it. Two years later, the Colonel has paid poker debts with everything he owns, except Redbird. He decides to make his last bet on the two-year old's first race, and writes Philip Pierpont for a loan of $100,000, promising that he will give him the horse, win or lose. Pierpont, who is in love with Fern, sends the Colonel the money. Chick Mace and Ray Connors have covered most of the $100,000. Knowing Redbird's pedigree they realize that their only chance of winning the money is to make the animal "logie," so that night they put doped grain into her manger. Pierpont, however, has followed them. He removes the grain the conspirators being none the wiser. The next day the Colonel's colored jockey is hurt and unable to enter the race. The start is to be called in fifteen minutes. Fern, who is the only other person who thoroughly understands Redbird, hurries into a jockey costume and rides her father's horse to victory. Faithful to his promise, the Colonel offers Redbird to Pierpont, who replies, "It is not Redbird I want, but your little jockey." Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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B. Reeves Eason (story) (as Reaves Eason)
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Updated Nov 16, 1914

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Nov 16, 1914 (United States)

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Harry von Meter
Colonel James Dinwidty Colonel James Dinwidty   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Fern Dinwidty, the Colonel's Daughter Fern Dinwidty, the Colonel's Daughter   See fewer
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William Garwood
Philip Pierpont Philip Pierpont   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Chick Mace Chick Mace   See fewer
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B. Reeves Eason
Ray Connors (as Reaves Eason) Ray Connors (as Reaves Eason)   See fewer
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Perry Banks
Tom, the Butler Tom, the Butler   See fewer
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Louise Lester
The Negro Mammy The Negro Mammy   See fewer
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