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A Day at the Races (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Sport  -  11 June 1937 (USA)
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

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Dr. Hackenbush (as Groucho)
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Tony (as Chico)
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Stuffy (as Harpo)
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Gil
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Judy
Margaret Dumont ...
Mrs. Upjohn
Leonard Ceeley ...
Whitmore
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Morgan
Esther Muir ...
'Flo'
Sig Ruman ...
Dr. Steinberg (as Sig Rumann)
Robert Middlemass ...
Sheriff
Vivien Fay
Ivie Anderson
The Crinoline Choir
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Storyline

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Year's BIG Laugh, Music and Girl Show! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Release Date:

11 June 1937 (USA)  »

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A Day at the Races  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Groucho Marx cited "Dr. Hackenbush" as his favorite character from his films, so much so that he would occasionally sign letters to friends using that name. See more »

Goofs

When Groucho is officially hired, he removes his hat twice. See more »

Quotes

Tony: [disgused as an ice cream vendor] You wanna something hot?
Dr. Hackenbush: Not now, I just ate. Besides I don't like hot ice cream.
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On the Beach at Bali-Bali
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Written by Al Sherman, Abner Silver and Jack Meskill
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An Underrated Classic
14 June 2002 | by (Wherever, Idaho) – See all my reviews

Though I'll admit it is not on par with the great A Night at the Opera, it is close enough to be considered one of the better comedies of alltime. The same comedic formula that worked so well in the previously mentioned film is applied in A Day at the Races. They even had the same director. Sometimes I wish the Marx Brothers would get more credit than they have received, especially in comparison to the ridiculously stupid 3 Stooges. In any event, Grouch Marx will always be one of my heroes.


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