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Long Shot (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  6 January 1939 (USA)
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Lew Ralston
George Meeker ...
Dell Baker
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Henry Sharon
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Danny Welch
Frank Darien ...
Zeb Jenkins
Tom Kennedy ...
Mike Claurens
Emerson Treacy ...
Henry Knox
Gay Seabrook ...
Helen Knox
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Joe Popopopolis (as Ben Burt)
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........and there off at Santa Anita
29 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Long Shot is a not bad racetrack story which was an independent production released by Grand National Studios. Had this film been done at a major studio with some name stars it might well have become a classic.

Some major players have some roles here like kindly Harry Davenport whose horses have been losing as often as Bing Crosby's if you listened to Bob Hope's monologues back in the day. But there's a reason for it, he's being systematically being victimized as another owner C. Henry Gordon has ruthlessly bribed the jockeys on Davenport's horses and others including young Gordon Jones who likes Davenport's daughter Marsha Hunt.

Gordon's machinations are not just involving the sport of kings. He's got designs on Hunt as well in true Snidely Whiplash tradition.

But the good guys get themselves an equine secret weapon and there's quite a plot hatched against Gordon in the big Santa Anita Handicap. For that you have to see the film.

Nice racing newsreels worked into the story here and the cast is a good one. The Long Shot is a good film and one that those who like the sport of kings will be pleased with.


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