Race Wild (1926) a lost film fragment?

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Darren Nemeth

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Race Wild (1926) a lost film fragment?

PostMon Mar 17, 2008 8:15 pm

I have about 8 minutes worth of long fragments from the Kentucky Derby melodrama Race Wild (1926). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017302/

It starred Rex Lease, Eileen Percy, David Torrence, and John Miljan. One of the very few films produced by Ellbee Pictures.

I can't find a copyright record for it in the old LoC motion picture list.

Is this a lost film? Anyone know?
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Re: Race Wild (1926) a lost film fragment?

PostTue Jun 03, 2008 2:08 pm

Darren Nemeth wrote:I have about 8 minutes worth of long fragments from the Kentucky Derby melodrama Race Wild (1926). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017302/

It starred Rex Lease, Eileen Percy, David Torrence, and John Miljan. One of the very few films produced by Ellbee Pictures.

I can't find a copyright record for it in the old LoC motion picture list.

Is this a lost film? Anyone know?


For those interested, here are over 40 frame close ups.
http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/hip/racewild1926/

As you can tell, the fragments are out of order. :roll:

AFI Catalog says this..
http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/Abbr ... 508&bhcp=1
A Kentucky colonel will lose the family homestead unless his prize racehorse, Race Wild, wins the Kentucky Derby. A schemer who covets the homestead contrives to keep the horse out of the race, uncoupling the railroad car in which it is being shipped to Churchill Downs. The colonel's daughter and the jockey get the horse to the track, however, and the schemer drugs the jockey. The girl disguises herself in his colors and rides Race Wild to victory.

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