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6 Day Bike Rider (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  20 October 1934 (USA)
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To get his girl back, that has fallen for a biker, a worker and one of his friends enter a six day race.

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Maxine Doyle ...
Phyllis
Frank McHugh ...
Clinton
Gordon Westcott ...
Harry
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Col. Jenkins
Lottie Williams ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Dorothy Christy ...
Mrs. Mabel St. Clair
Lloyd Neal ...
Uncle Ezra
William Granger ...
Pop O'Hara (as William Grainger)
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A film about another American fad of the 30s. Small-town bumpkin Winfred Simpson is annoyed by the attention paid to his girl, Phyllis Jenkins, by a hotshot trick cyclist, Harry St. Clair, breezing through and impressing the locals on a personal appearance tour at the town theatre. When Phyliss turns Winfred down, he hits the road to become a success at the big 6-Day bike race. He meets Clinton Hemmings and they become partners as it is a two-man event, and get practice time for the race by getting jobs as bicycle messengers. Winfred, delivering a message to St. Clair at his hotel, mistakes a voice he hears in St. Clair's room as Phyllis, gets into a fight with him and hauled off to the pokey. The race starts without him, with Clinton riding alone. Finally getting released from jail, Winfred races on a "borrowed" bike to the "Velodrome" and enters the race just in time. An ether-saturated cloth, caught in his rear-wheel spokes, aids him more than a little as the other riders are ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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20 October 1934 (USA)  »

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During its initial run, this film was preceded by Show Kids (1935) in some theaters. See more »

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The Very Thought of You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Noble
Played by Phyllis on the piano
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Little to crack-up about in Bike Rider
25 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Six Day Bike Rider is a standard Joe E. Brown comedy featuring the big mouth as a clueless braggart postal inspector who has his girl (Colleen Doyle) stolen in front of eyes by a traveling trick cyclist (Gordon Westcott). Determined to get her back he enters a marathon against his foe but runs into a lot of obstacles just trying to get to the velodrome.

As a kid I found Joe E Brown quite amusing in small doses whether in KIx commercials or supporting roles. His sad sack demeanor and trade mark yapper made him a living caricature and a very popular star in the early and mid 30s with Fireman Save my Child and Alibi Ike both baseball films that were tailor made for the former semi - professional ball player. In Six Day he does display some of his athletic prowess but he fares much better with a bat in his hand than a bike under him and and Bike Rider goes flat early.


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