Charles T. Dazey's old theatrical chestnut In Old Kentucky was brought to the screen in 1920, courtesy of up-and-coming producer Louis B. Mayer. Anita Stewart, Mayer's biggest star at the time, plays mountain gal Madge Brierly, who saves the life of flatlander Frank Layson (Mahlon Hamilton). Madge falls in love with Layson, rescuing him from the clutches of a predatory female and ultimately helping him win an important horse race. That is, Layson's horse wins the race, not Layson (he's fast, but not that fast). When next we saw In Old Kentucky on screen in 1927, producer Louis B. Mayer had gone to the head of the glass as top man at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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