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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Release Date:

11 June 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En dag på kapplöpningarna  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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| (Sepiatone)| (blue tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There was originally a song that echoed "Hurray for Captain Spaulding" entitled "Dr. Hackenbush" (written by "Spaulding" songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby). However, it was decided that something needed to be cut and Groucho Marx volunteered this song. He came to regret this this decision and in later years often sang the song at gatherings. See more »

Goofs

During the water festival, Gil's singing is often unsynchronised with his lip movements. See more »

Quotes

[Hackenbush is asked to 'OK' a file]
Dr. Hackenbush: I'm too busy right now. I'll tell you what. I'll put the 'O' on now and come back later for the 'K.'
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Soundtracks

Cosi-Cosa
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Bronislau Kaper & Walter Jurmann
Played in the score during the racetrack scene
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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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