The Winning of Barbara Worth

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The Winning of Barbara Worth
Poster - Winning of Barbara Worth, The 01 Crisco restoration.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Henry King
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Frances Marion
Based on The Winning of Barbara Worth 
by Harold Bell Wright
Starring
Music by Ted Henkel
Cinematography
Editing by Viola Lawrence
Studio The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • October 14, 1926 (1926-10-14) (USA)
Running time
  • 89 minutes
  • 9 reels, 8,757 ft
Country United States
Language English intertitles

The Winning of Barbara Worth is a 1926 American Western silent film directed by Henry King and starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, and Gary Cooper in his first feature role. Based on the novel The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright, the film is about an engineer who vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter while building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community. The movie was filmed in California's Imperial Valley and in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

  • Ronald Colman as Willard Holmes
  • Vilma Bánky as Barbara Worth
  • Gary Cooper as Abe Lee
  • Charles Willis Lane as Jefferson Worth
  • Paul McAllister as The Seer
  • E.J. Ratcliffe as James Greenfield
  • Clyde Cook as Tex
  • Erwin Connelly as Pat Mooney
  • Ed Brady as McDonald
  • Sammy Blum as Horace Blanton
  • Fred Esmelton as George Cartwright
  • Bill Patton as Little Rosebud

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earl, Phillip I. (Winter-Spring 1988). "The Story of the Making of The Winning of Barbara Worth". Humboldt Historian. Silents are Golden. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Winning of Barbara Worth". Silent Era. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 

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