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6 Day Bike Rider (1934)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 October 1934 (USA)
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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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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Der Schrecken der Rennbahn  »

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Joe E Brown liked to use a different catch phrase for many of his movies. In '6 Day Bike Rider' he used: "Yaaka Hula Hickey Doo, and away we go!" See more »

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Wilfred's head is lying directly on the ground after crashing into Clinton Hemmings' car. In the next shot it's resting on his nap sack. See more »

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Les patineurs (The Skaters)
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Music by Emil Waldteufel
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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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