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Three Men on a Horse (1936)

 -  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 ...
Erwin Trowbridge
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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)  »

Also Known As:

3 Men on a Horse  »

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Trivia

The Milton Bradley Company released a board game in 1936 called 3 Men on a Horse. The graphics on the box declare it "a sparkling game of chance for everybody" and "from Warner Bros.' laff hit!" See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I got more goose pimples than a stucco wall.
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Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) 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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Witty Dialogue
5 September 2002 | by (Ky.) – See all my reviews

Well, Warner Brothers didn't spend much money on this little b-movie, but, the results were very satisfactory. Basically, they filmed a stage play, loaded it with the best character actors, and let them go. If you enjoy witty dialogue, and silly escapism, this is a nice way to spend a few hours.


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