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  Vilma Banky, Ronald Colman and Gary Cooper (right).
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The Winning of
Barbara Worth

(1926) United States of America
B&W : Nine reels / 8757 feet
Directed by Henry King

Cast: Ronald Colman [Willard Holmes], Vilma Banky (Vilma Bánky) [Barbara Worth], Gary Cooper [Abe Lee], Charles Lane [Jefferson Worth], Paul McAllister [Henry Lee, the seer], E.J. Ratcliffe [James Greenfield], Clyde Cook [Texas Joe], Erwin Connelly [Pat Mooney], Edwin J. Brady [McDonald], Sam Blum [Horace Blanton], Fred Esmelton [George Cartwright], William Patton [William Patton]; Jack Montgomery [Colman’s stunt double], Chapo the horse

Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated, production; released (distributed) by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Adapted for the screen (scenario) by Frances Marion, from the novel The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright. Art direction by Carl Oscar Borg (Karl Oscar Borg). Location manager, Ray Moore. Technical director, John K. Holden. Photographed (cinematography) by George S. Barnes and Thomas E. Branigan + [Gregg Toland]. Technical effects by Ned Herbert Mann. Film editor, Viola Lawrence. Intertitles written by Rupert Hughes. Music score by Ted Henkel. Presented by Samuel Goldwyn. / © 2 December 1926 by Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated [LP23391]. World premiere, 14 October 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Premiered 28 November 1926 at Mark Strand Theatre in New York, New York. General release, December 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Cooper’s film debut. Location photography was shot in northern Nevada. Balio-UA p. ? mistakenly lists the general release date as 26 September 1926.

Drama: Romance-Western.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain [USA].

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Criminals: Bandits - Deserts - Engineers - Families: Stepfathers - Transportation: Automobiles - Water: Irrigation

Listing updated: 3 July 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Balio-UA p. ?; Brownlow-Parade pp. 113-117; Cary-Hollywood p. 126c; Fell-History p. 110; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 62; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Quirk-Colman pp. 17, 102, 103-104, 105, 107; Shipman-Cinema p. 92; Smith-Colman pp. 34, 70-71, 72, 73-75, 78, 298; Weaver-Twenty p. 452 : Website-AFI.

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