Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.


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Complete credited cast:
Joe Bolton
Mary Hilton
Joe King ...
Colonel Hilton (as Joseph King)
Don Trumbeau (as Gordon Elliott)
Aunt Minnie
First Loafer
Olive Tell ...
Mrs. Hilton
David Newell ...
Jack Hilton
Milton Kibbee ...
John Kelly ...
Charley Foy ...
Second Loafer (as Charles Foy)


Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.

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8 December 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campeão de Polo  »

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) See more »


You're Walking in My Sleep
Music by Ben Oakland
Played when Joe gives Don chopsticks
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Allergic to horses
29 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Polo Joe" was a vehicle for Joe E. Brown. This 1936 Warner Bros. comedy has some funny moments and it's always a pleasure to see Mr. Brown in anything. As directed by William McGann, the movie has some funny moments.

Joe Bolton (Joe E. Brown), a wealthy man has just returned from China. He is trying to settle down in a community where the game of polo is the sport to play among the rich people of the area. Joe wants to make Mary Hilton (Carol Hughes) be interested in him. How to go about it? Polo, that's how! The only thing is Bolton is allergic to horses. Any time he is near them he starts sneezing. There is a great sequence that involves Bolton practicing with a little donkey that his valet, Heywood (Charles "Skeets" Gallagher)brings into one of the rooms of Aunt Minnie's mansion. The results are hysterical.

Joe E. Brown proves he was an actor capable to the viewer laugh. The supporting cast is excellent.

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