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The First Auto

Directed by Roy Del Ruth
1927    75m    Passed
Hank owns horses, stables horses and races horses. He favorite horse always wins and he is prosperous and well known. His son (Bob), however, dreams only of the future of the horseless carriage and not of the horse. This causes problems between Hank and Bob. As the people in the town convert from horses to autos, Hank detests those who switch - so he loses his friends, his son Bob, and finally his livery business. Bob leaves his flame Rose and goes to Detroit, gets involved with the auto industry and does very well. He does not forget Hank and promises to see him again, but Hank's hatred of the auto may cause the death of Bob.
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Cast of The First Auto
  • Russell SimpsonHank Armstrong
  • Charles Emmett MackBob Armstrong
  • Barney OldfieldThe Master Driver
  • Patsy Ruth MillerRose Robbins
  • Frank CampeauMayor Jim Robbins
  • Gibson GowlandThe Blacksmith
  • Anders RandolfThe Auctioneer
  • William DemarestThe Village Cut-Up
  • Paul KrugerSteve
  • Douglas GerrardSquire Stebbins
  • Frank AustinJor Saunders
  • Joe BordeauxLivery Handler at Auction
  • George BunnyTownsperson Who Laughs Heartily
  • E.H. CalvertElmer Hays - the Inventor
  • Ray ErlenbornBoy
  • Gus LeonardBarber
  • Charlotte MineauMrs. Stebbins
  • Lon PoffD. P. Graves - the Undertaker
  • Loretta RushYoung woman
  • Dorothy VernonGossip
  • Max WagnerBartender
  • Noah YoungNed Jarvish
  • Helen HowardYoung Woman
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