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Advertiser [Adelaide], 16 November 1911, p.2
form y separately published work icon The Cup Winner single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Cup Winner Philip Lytton , John Clarence Lee , 1907 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1911... 1911 The Cup Winner
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'The Cup Winner deals with the unhappiness caused to a young couple through the demands of a blackmailing scoundrel who, knowing the wife's brother is in gaol on a serious charge, demands money as the price of his silence. Their frequent meetings arouse the jealousy of the husband, who secures a divorce on a charge of which his wife is entirely innocent, having previously, in a burst of passion, given his child to a passing organ grinder who disposes of it by placing the boy in the loose box of a training stable. Many years elapse. The boy having been adopted by the trainer becomes a successful jockey. His father, an owner of horses, has several in the trainer's care, among which is the favorite for the Melbourne Cup. The boy, who has been named Crossie, frustrates an attempt to nobble the favorite, on which he has the mount for the great race. Through the accidental visit of the organ grinder Crossie's identity becomes known, and he is restored to his father, who finds out his wife's innocence.'


'Empire Theatre', Daily herald, 13 November 1911, p.8.




  • Included footage from the 1911 Melbourne Cup, won by The Parisian, shot particularly for the film.

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