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Based on Harold Bell Wright's novel The Winning of Barbara Worth, the film is notable for the climactic flood sequence, depicting the 1905 . In Paher, Stanley W. (e. Nevada Official Bicentennial Book. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications. p. 176. Retrieved 27 Jul 2018.

Based on Harold Bell Wright's novel The Winning of Barbara Worth, the film is notable for the climactic flood sequence, depicting the 1905 formation of the Salton Sea. Contents. The Winning of Barbara Worth at the American Film Institute Catalog. The Winning of Barbara Worth on IMDb. The Winning of Barbara Worth synopsis at AllMovie. OCLC 132840159, 318383640. The Story of the Making of The Winning of Barbara Worth".

Jefferson worth's offering. III. Miss barbara worth.

While this story is not in any way a history of this part of theColorado Desert now known as the Imperial Valley, nor a biography ofanyone connected with this splendid achievement, I must in honestyadmit that this work which in the past ten years has transformed avast, desolate waste into a beautiful land of homes, cities, and farms,has been my inspiration. Jefferson worth's offering. IV. You'D better make IT ninety.

For a short distance Barbara now followed the old San Felipe trailalong which, as a baby, she had been brought by her friends toJefferson Worth's home

For a short distance Barbara now followed the old San Felipe trailalong which, as a baby, she had been brought by her friends toJefferson Worth's home. But where the old road crosses the railroadtracks, and leads northwest into The King's Basin, the girl turned tothe right toward the end of that range of low hills that rims theDesert. Her cheeks glowed-her eyes shone. Even her horse, seeming tocatch her spirit, arched his neck and, in sheer joy of living,pretended to be frightened now and then at something that was reallynothing at all. At the foot of the first low, rounded hill Barbara faced Pilot to thenorthwest and bade him stand still.

The Winning of Barbara Worth. The secret of power is the same God-given secret that inspired Shakespeare and upheld Dickens. From the introduction: Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw; Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite; Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age; Pleased with this bauble still, as that before; Till tired he sleeps, and.

The Winning Of Barbara W. .has been added to your Cart. Overall, this is a lovely book. Wright is the first author said to have made a million dollars from his writing; so "The Winning of Barbara Worth" was quite popular in its day. Enjoy! Note: I added a comma after "only"!

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Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 – May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction. In 1911, he published his most popular book, The Winning of Barbara Worth, a historical novel set in the Imperial Valley of southeastern California.

Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 – May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he had a very successful career; he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make. Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles.

Although I have most of Harold Bell Wright's books, this book was not at the top of the list to read. I just wasn't interested in reading a romance novel; however, the book moved up that list when it was mentioned in The Grapes of Wrath, a book that I was reading at that time. Early in the book I soon discover that it isn't THAT kind of romance.

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Only one reviewer has mentioned the music that accompanies this silent film. The fact is, the music lifts it up and drives it home far better than any piano or small orchestra could ever do. People today assume an organ score is merely a cheap alternative to the real thing, but an IMPROVISED score such as this, played on a Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, was the industry standard. No score was written for this film. Gaylord Carter was one of the greatest at connecting the audience to all of the actions and emotions on the screen, and this film has plenty of both. Sadly, his name does not appear on the disc or package, but I know because I was there that night and made the recording. It was January 29, 1971, and the audience included the film's director, Henry King, and the producer's widow: Mrs. Samuel Goldwyn. (The recording was skillfully synced to the film for this DVD by some unknown but caring expert. I don't know whether it was taken from the copy I gave to Goldwyn Studios at the time, or the master tape I donated to the Academy Library.)

The music quickly fades out during the short end title, sadly cutting off all applause and a conversation between Gaylord and Mr. King and Mrs. Goldwin. Mr. King begins by mentioning that Gaylord was a superstar at Grauman's Million Dollar Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles at the time this film was made. Then he shares some amazing stories about the production, such as the fact that no wind machines were used. Sandstorms occurred naturally every afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Anyway, whatever you think of the musical accompaniment, IT IS THE REAL THING! And the film itself was a major production (costing $300,000 according to Mrs. Goldwyn) and great success, so think of it as a time capsule of popular culture 90 years ago. It also proves that Gary Cooper was an established supporting player in films before his brief scene in Wings that usually gets the credit for making him a star. Enjoy it.
The old saying is that flame is fleeting and this is certainly true in the case of Barbara Worth who was apparently once a household name.

I first encountered this name as the name of an old general store, now a convenience store, in Glendale, California, and thought it was an unusual name for a store. It turns out that this name is from the title of a novel by Harold Bell Wright who was the most popular writer in America in the early twentieth century but is now completely unknown. This is what happens when you concentrate on current topics.

The setting of the story is in the dry southwest around the turn of the century and the main theme is the settling of the land and the attempts to bring in irrigation to make it fertile. The attempt is portrayed as heroic whereas today it would be portrayed as criminal. Barbara Worth is the adopted daughter of a rancher and becomes the subject of a romantic contest between a local cowboy, played by Gary Cooper, and a young engineer from the East coast working on an irrigation project.

The young engineer is employed by a big East coast investor who ends up trying to defraud the local population. One would expect the cowboy to get Barbara Worth but the film takes an unexpected turn when she ends up going to the engineer after he abandons the investor and sides with the local people. She does this after Cooper realizes his love for her is like that of a brother for a sister. This sort of self-denial is apparently the moral of the story. Wright was famous for his moralistic stories but is now forgotten because modern audiences are not interested in this type of old fashioned morality.

This 1926 silent film is mostly in sepia but also in other monochrome colors popular then such as blue (apparently signifying night) and pink. The film is very well done and the story is easy to follow. The flooding scene is very good for the time. The background desert scenery from Nevada and southeastern California used for nearly all the movie is impressive. At the very end it switches to what is obviously southern California in the 1920s to show the success of the irrigation project.
In the 1920's and 30's, Ronald Colman was Hollywood actresses' most popular leading man - the public rated him highly too. Today, however, he is almost unknown - why? because many of his films are difficult/impossible to obtain in DVD format. In others, such as this, his leading role is forgotten - replaced by an actor whose name appeared further down in the credits and who was a supporting actor, at best. Gary Cooper had a minor part in this film, but he's the one whose name is on the packaging of this film. Frankly, his performance consisted of (1)looking wistfully at VIlma Banky (2) scowling at Ronald Colman (3) riding a horse and (4) getting shot (and Ronald Colman rescued him, sent him back to the town on his (Colman's) horse).

Griping aside, this is an enjoyable western, set in the early 20th century. Mr Colman has a line regarding corporations that always gets a laugh from modern, cynical audiences. Watch the film - you'll know which line I'm writing about as soon as you hear it!
By todays film making standards, this film leaves much to be desired. However, if you can put yourself into both the period of the film and get past the technical limitations of the time in which it was made, you can appreciate they way this early piece film making skillfully interprets one of the best selling novels of its time. This was the first major role for Gary Cooper and a must have for any Cooper fan.
Early Gary Cooper-God film, PAC
This is a well written book which tells the history of the Imperial Valley. It was made into a movie in the 20's. The author did great research and writes in a very interesting way. Well worth reading.
as a long time resident of the Imperial valley and being extremely familiar with the property about which this book takes place, it was a most interesting read ...
The Winning of Barbara Worth download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Harold Bell Wright
ISBN: 1565544722
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Pelican Publishing (April 30, 1999)
Pages: 512 pages