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
Did You Know?
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
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
One beer, Harry!
Harry, the Bartender
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Mabel performs her act for Erwin See more