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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 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

Mr. J. G. Carver: If that's for me, I'm out!
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Connections

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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Better than average
30 August 2002 | by (Hopkins, Missouri) – See all my reviews

This movie at least has a plot and is funny. The only question not answered was why the hero was in the hotel drunk. This would be a great movie to remake for those who love comedy. The only problem with it is the set and that it was made in 1936 before we quit being entertained by the plot instead of special effects. Throw a few special effects in and the movie would be a real winner. For those who like old movies, this is a winner.


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