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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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Carver
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Audrey Trowbridge
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Charlie
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Harry
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Clarence Dobbins
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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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A considerable number of cast members listed in studio records (with their character names) did not appear in the final print: Margaret Irving (Gloria Gray), George Chandler (Al), Cliff Saum (Bus Conductor), Harry Hayden (Man on Bus), Edith Craig (Woman Bettor), Irene Coleman (Woman Bettor), John Sheehan (Man Bettor) and Pat West (Man Bettor). See more »

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After Erwin's verses were recovered from the torn up and crumpled scraps of paper, the sheets they were written on appeared undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Mr. J. G. Carver: If that's for me, I'm out!
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Version of Drei Mann auf einem Pferd (1978) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Mabel performs her act for Erwin
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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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