The Winning of Barbara Worth
|The Winning of Barbara Worth|
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
|Music by||Ted Henkel|
|Edited by||Viola Lawrence|
The Samuel Goldwyn Company
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Language||Silent (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 (replacing Monte Blue, busy with Ernst Lubitsch's So This Is Paris) 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 Southern California desert community. The movie was filmed in California's Imperial Valley and in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The film is notable for the climactic flood sequence, depicting the 1905 formation of the Salton Sea.
- 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
- Wild, Peter (2007). "14: Love Along the Irrigation Ditches". The Grumbling Gods: a Palm Springs Reader. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-87480-899-5. LCCN 2007015086. OCLC 122974473.
- 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.
- "The Winning of Barbara Worth". Silent Era. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
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