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Three Men on a Horse (1936)

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

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Miss Burns
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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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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 28, 1943 with Sam Levene reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I got more goose pimples than a stucco wall.
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Connections

Referenced in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
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Jake Liebowitz's son is being confirmed?
26 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pleasant, well-paced comedy, one that shows lots of signs of having been a (very successful) stage play. It's a lot of character actors - plus Joan Blondell - doing what they did best, and doing it well.

My one question, and it is a small one: what are we to make of the fact that the printer, Jake Liebowitz, has a son at church being confirmed? The name is so obviously Jewish. Is there some sort of inside joke here? I'd appreciate hearing from anyone with information about this.

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For this review to go through, I need 10 lines of text. So I will just repeat what I wrote above. My apologies.

This is a pleasant, well-paced comedy, one that shows lots of signs of having been a (very successful) stage play. It's a lot of character actors - plus Joan Blondell - doing what they did best, and doing it well.

My one question, and it is a small one: what are we to make of the fact that the printer, Jake Liebowitz, has a son at church being confirmed? The name is so obviously Jewish. Is there some sort of inside joke here? I'd appreciate hearing from anyone with information about this.


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