Alfred E. Green, a director who knows his hosses, has given George Bruce’s original plenty of values. Adolphe Menjou is tops as the former horseman turned bum who, through the inspiration of a boy, recovers the position he once held in turfdom as a stable owner.
The lad (Roger Daniel), badly bitten by the racing bug, has run away from home and becomes a stable boy.
The many touching angles of the story and the plot reach a climax when the father turns against him as a means of forcing him to return to his mother. The means are drastic and a bit unbelievable, but make strong drama.
Race in which the jockey is supposed to lose is one of the best ever photographed and is a distinct credit to Robert Planck. It’s as thrilling a bangtail contest as seen on the screen.