The Race

The Race is a 1916 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Hector Turnbull and Clinton Stagg. The film stars Victor Moore, Anita King, Ronald Bradbury, William Dale, Mrs. Lewis McCord and Ernest Joy. The film was released on April 6, 1916, by Paramount Pictures. The film is lost.


Although the film was advertised as being based on Anita King's real cross country trip in a roadster, the film actually follows the adventures of a man (Victor Moore) trying to win money in a transcontinental car race to pay back debt he owes. He eventually realizes that Grace (Anita King) needs money for her father and intentionally lets her win. The man gets money from an engine patent in the end anyway and that covers what he owes.

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    director George Melford
    genre drama
    keywords car race cross country trip end roadster
    producer Jesse L. Lasky
    productionCompany Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme silent