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The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Henry King and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

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The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

By Lindsey on Jan 14, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

“Sunk into the Earth like a great molten bowl, lay the desert – unconquered Empress of the Wilderness – beautiful – mysterious, merciless. A tawny siren, whispering promises of a Paradise beyond – crushing out the lives of men in its poisonous embrace.” Despite it... Read full article

Fun Size Review: The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

By Fritzi Kramer on May 9, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on May 9, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review ? A western. Starring Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman. Only in the silents, eh? This is the story of how water was brought to the Imperial Valley and it also concerns the romance of Vilma’s Barbara. She just can’t decide between Rona... Read full article

The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) A Silent Film Review

By Movies, Silently on Jul 14, 2013 From Movies Silently

Vilma Banky takes on the title role of this Western-set tale of settlers, dams, floods and legal shenanigans. Banky is the prettiest girl in Imperial county. Ronald Colman is the corporate raider from the east who falls for her. A very young Gary Cooper is the local boy who hopes to win her heart. S... Read full article


By Silentfilmfanatic on Dec 22, 2009 From Noir and Chick Flicks

"The Winning of Barbara Worth" (1926) is a silent western that stars Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, and Vilma Banky. Directed by Henry King and based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright, this film is one of the great epic westerns of the silent era. The story begins with a wife burying her husband in th... Read full article

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Willard Holmes: [to Barbara] When the fight is won, I'm coming back for you!

Barbara Worth: Your dream is coming true. The desert will bloom like a paradise.
Willard Holmes: You're wasting yourself here, Miss Worth - like an orchid in a bucket of sand.
Barbara Worth: You don't know the desert as I do. It's beautiful.
Willard Holmes: Beautiful perhaps for one moonlit night, but if you could see the big cities - if they could see you.
Barbara Worth: To redeem the desert - to make it all one garden - isn't that a fine thing to do?
Willard Holmes: But you don't belong here among these human cactus plants.

Willard Holmes: This hell-hole will never be anything but a graveyard! You could see it if your brains weren't fried!
Abe Lee: Maybe we ain't got the brains - maybe you ain't got the guts!

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