The Great Turf Mystery

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The Great Turf Mystery
Directed by Walter West
Written by J. Bertram Brown
Starring Violet Hopson
James Knight
Warwick Ward
Production
company
Walter West Productions
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service
Release date
January 1924
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Great Turf Mystery is a 1924 British silent sports film directed by Walter West and starring Violet Hopson, James Knight and Warwick Ward. [1] Like many of West's films it has a horseracing theme.

A sports film is a film genre that uses sport as the theme of the film. It is a production in which a sport, sporting event, athlete, or follower of sport are prominently featured, and which depend on sport to a significant degree for their plot motivation or resolution. Despite this, sport is ultimately rarely the central concern of such films and sport performs primarily an allegorical role. Furthermore, sports fans are not necessarily the target demographic in such movies, but sports fans tend to have a large following or respect for such movies.

Walter Alabaster West was an English film director and producer. He was a partner in the film production company Broadwest Films.

Violet Hopson British actress

Violet Hopson was an actress and producer who achieved fame on the British stage and in British silent films. She was born Elma Kate Victoria Karkeek in Port Augusta, South Australia on 16 December 1887. Violet Hopson was her stage name, while in childhood she was known as Kate or Kitty to her family.

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James Knight (actor) British actor

James Knight was a British actor. Starting as a wrestler, he became a leading man in British silent films, and later a character actor in smaller film roles.

Warwick Ward British actor and producer

Warwick Ward was an English actor and film producer. He appeared in 64 films between 1919 and 1933. He also produced 19 films between 1931 and 1958. He was born in St. Ives, Cornwall.

Arthur Walcott (1857–1934) was a British actor of the silent era.

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  1. Low p.376

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