The Winning of Barbara Worth
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The Winning of Barbara Worth
A very popular silent western, this film features two engineers vying for the affections of the adoptive daughter of a landowner. Barbara Worth (Vilma Banky) wants to help her father, Jefferson Worth (Charles Lane), build a dam on the Colorado River to help irrigate the desert land he owns. The elder Worth gets a loan from a New York banker, who brings with him his stepson, Willard Holmes (Ronald Colman), an engineer. Local engineer Abe Lee (Gary Cooper, in one of his first big roles) and Holmes both fall in love with Barbara. The banker cheats on materials for the dam as part of a shady deal.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It wowed audiences in its day, mainly because of the exciting climax flood sequence."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Gary Cooper, on his way to major stardom, plays a major role in this popular silent Western, directed by Henry King"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Além de alçar Cooper à fama, este filme merece créditos por contar sua história de forma simples, mas eficiente, usando bons efeitos visuais pra provocar tensão no espectador."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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