This film is part of Free
Race for a Bride
Dastardly deeds are afoot when rivals for the hand of a young woman vie against each other in a bicycle race.
Drama 1922 15 mins
A bank clerk and a sportsman, rival suitors for the hand of a young woman, attempt to resolve their claim in a bicycle race, after she promises to marry the winner. (How romantic!). But the bank clerk is no gentleman and plots to undermine his rival. Can the true sportsman triumph over the cad?
Tragically, the film is missing its ending, although the outcome is never in any real doubt. This film is the only known surviving episode of a 12-part series, 'The Sporting Twelve', which featured a different sport - others included football and rowing - in each episode.
- Challis N. Sanderson
- Rex DavisPeggy Carlisle
- United Kingdom
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