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Three Men on a Horse (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  21 November 1936 (USA)
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A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank McHugh ...
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Mabel
Guy Kibbee ...
Carver
Carol Hughes ...
Audrey Trowbridge
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Charlie
Sam Levene ...
Patsy
Teddy Hart ...
Frankie
Edgar Kennedy ...
Harry
Paul Harvey ...
Clarence Dobbins
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Moses (as Eddie Anderson)
Virginia Sale ...
Chambermaid
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Williams
Ottola Nesmith ...
Head Nurse (as Tola Nesmith)
Eily Malyon ...
Miss Burns
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Storyline

Erwin Trowbridge is a meek salesman blessed with the ability to predict winners in horse races. Even though he only dopes them out on paper and never actually bets, his wife is suspicious of his interest in horses and he's continuously bullied and browbeaten by his overbearing brother-in-law. Seeking solace in a few drinks in a local saloon, a trio of degenerate Runyonesque gamblers discover his talent and keep him a virtual prisoner in a room above the bar where they pressure him to continue to feed them his picks. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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21 November 1936 (USA)  »

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3 Men on a Horse  »

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The original play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA at the Playhouse Theater on 30 January 1935 and closed on 9 January 1937 after 835 performances. Teddy Hart and Sam Levene originated their movie roles in the play, and the cast also included Shirley Booth as Mabel, and Millard Mitchell as Charlie. The popular play had Broadway revivals in 1942, 1970 and 1993. See more »

Quotes

Erwin Trowbridge: [after several drinks] That's funny. I'm kinda sorta feeling a little sleepy.
Patsy: What you need is a little drink to wake you up.
[to Harry, the bartender]
Patsy: Harry, scotch for Erwin. He needs a pick-up.
Harry, the Bartender: He'll need picking up, alright.
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Referenced in The Odd Couple: Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) See more »

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Untitled
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Mabel performs her act for Erwin
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A dated, but still humorous comedy.
15 October 1999 | by (Bon Chon Thailand) – See all my reviews

It's very tame and dated, but there are still more than a few chuckles in this comedy concerning a young man (McHugh) who is having marital and work troubles and ties up with gangsters when they find he has the ability to predict winners at the horse racing track. LeRoy directs at a tight, fast paced clip. McHugh was arguably one of the funniest guys in Hollywood for many decades.


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