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Checkers (1919)

"Checkers" a race horse enthusiast, falls in love with Pert Barlow despite the protests of her father, wealthy Southern Judge Barlow, who had hoped his daughter would marry Arthur Kendall. ... See full summary »

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Richard Stanton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Carrigan ... Checkers (as Thomas J. Carrigan)
Jean Acker ... Pert Barlow
Julien Beaubien Julien Beaubien
Ellen Cassidy Ellen Cassidy ... Alva Romaine (as Ellenn Cassity)
Robert Elliott ... Kendal
Tammany Young ... Push Miller
Bertram Marburgh Bertram Marburgh ... Judge Marlow
Edward Sedgwick ... Pete
Peggy Worth Peggy Worth ... Sadie Martin
Frank Beamish Frank Beamish ... Col. Warren
Freeman Barnes Freeman Barnes ... Sam Wah
Gene Bucas Gene Bucas ... Chinese
Juliet Crane Juliet Crane ... A girl of the slums
Anna Neilson Anna Neilson ... Hag
Dorothy Orth Dorothy Orth ... Ballet dancer
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Storyline

"Checkers" a race horse enthusiast, falls in love with Pert Barlow despite the protests of her father, wealthy Southern Judge Barlow, who had hoped his daughter would marry Arthur Kendall. Checkers enters Pert's horse Remorse in a race in which Kendall's horse is also running. When Kendall, who is interested in Pert mainly for her money, learns of Remorse's speed, he schemes with Alva Romaine to keep the horse away from the track. Kendall plots to have the horse's freight car uncoupled from the train in which he is riding and run off an open drawbridge. The car is set on fire, but Checkers manages to save both the horse and Pert. Checkers and Pert lead Remorse to a hiding place. In an attempt to learn Remorse's hiding place, Pert is abducted in Chinatown and then rescued by Checkers. When Remorse's jockey is injured by Kendall's men, Pert wears the boy's clothes and rides Remorse to victory. Finally, the judge consents to a marriage between Pert and Checkers. Written by Pamela Short

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Thoroughbreds and high life intermingled with a basic drama of the human emotions Tense with life action and abounding thrills (Print Ad- Los Angeles Herald, ((Los Angeles, Calif.)) 10 November 1919)


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

24 August 1919 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to "The Moving Picture World" of April 26, 1919, "William Fox Company leased an entire railroad system in New Jersey to put a realistic train wreck into the picture." See more »

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Remake of Checkers (1913) See more »

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