Cast & Crew
Orphaned by the death of their father, Phyllis Warren and her younger brother Boots find themselves the owners of two race horses and a pile of debts. Charm Boy, Phyllis' horse, is the more promising of the two, but refuses to run unless Boots's steed Flasher is entered in the same race. After Charm Boy wins a competition, Phyllis enters him in a claiming race at Santa Anita. Charm Boy wins the race, but when Phyllis goes to the winner's circle, she is stunned to learn that Charm Boy was purchased just before the race, a legitimate sale because it was a claiming race. Upon discovering that Charm Boy's purchaser is Jeff Stuart, a wealthy sportsman who bought the animal for his fiancée, Natalie Gunther, Phyllis appeals to Jeff to sell the horse back to her. Jeff agrees, but when Phyllis hugs him in gratitude, Natalie misunderstands the nature of the embrace and after canceling the sale, breaks off their engagement. After all their money is spent to pay debts, Phyllis and Boots open a small lunchroom at the racetrack. Natalie, meanwhile, discovers that Charm Boy will not run without Flasher and offers to buy him from Boots. Boots refuses to sell, but agrees to enter Flasher in a race with Charm Boy, with the understanding that the winner will take both horses. On the eve of the competition, Boots's arm is badly burned in a stable fire, but despite his injuries, he rides Flasher to victory. Boots returns Charm Boy to Gloria, who has won Jeff as a fiancé.
Ira H. Morgan
The working title of this film was Photo Finish.