The County Fair (Silent)
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 59 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 30, 2012
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Grapevine Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Helen Jerome Eddy, David Butler & Edythe Chapman|
|Directed by||Edmund Mortimer & Maurice Tourneur|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Based on the Charles Barnard and Neil Burgess play. This is the story of kindly Abigail Prue (Edythe Chapman) and her ward Sally (Helen Jerome Eddy) whose home will soon be foreclosed on by the greedy Solon Hammerhead unless they can pay or again to an unappealing marriage. With no source of money they must take a chance at the county fair with luckless jockey Tim Vail and 'Slow Molasses' the horse of Sally's beau Joel (David Butler). *** 59 minutes with a theatre organ score by David Knudtson.
1920's COUNTY FAIR was the first of three filmizations of Neil Burgess' popular story. The plot centers around a discredited jockey who tries to redeem himself. With the help of the daughter of his employer, our hero exposes the genuine villains and wins the Big Race. Future director David Butler plays the wronged jockey, while Edythe Chapman and popular child star Wesley "Freckles" Barry appear in support. COUNTY FAIR was remade by Monogram Pictures in 1932 and 1937.
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