Tom Harrigan raises orphaned Benny McNeil to be a first-rate jockey, but fails to bridle the lad's healthy ego. When Benny receives too many rebukes for unsportsman-like conduct from the racing commission, Tom decides to sell his contract to Garnet before he, too, is censured. Tom also reasons that, by having Benny with a top outfit, he can manipulate his races and make a fortune on the betting. But Benny, thanks to the humanizing influence of Mr. Garnet, has a different idea.... Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles 2 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New York City Tuesday 26 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Tuesday 30 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) , and by San Francisco 16 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
I was being lazy today and watching Turner Classic Movies and came across Harrigan's Kid. Not the greatest movie of all time but was kid of fun to watch. Benny McNeil, the cocky and headstrong young jockey has 2 strikes against him (accused of cheating) and is in danger of getting thrown out of horse racing all together when his "Owner" sells his contract to a big time Owner in hopes that Benny will work his way up in the ranks and when he does throw the BIG RACE! Harrigan, the old underhanded owner (with a heart of gold) and Garnet (the new owner and Harrigan's former owner) have some sort of score to settle. This movie is pretty cheesy but kept me from taking a shower and actually doing something with my morning.
The best scene is the last one, someone dies, I wont say who but it is totally sappy and fake and made me chuckle a bit, I gave this movie 1 extra star for the best, and most conveniently timed death scene in movie history!
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