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The Great Mike (1944)

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Story of a boy and his horse. Mike is the horse and is owned by Speck (Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer) and his best friend Jimmy (Rober "Buzz" Henry), together they have a paper route, on which ... See full summary »

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Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...
Jimmy Dolan
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Speck
Edythe Elliott ...
Mrs. Dolan
Pierre Watkin ...
Col. Whitley
Gwen Kenyon ...
Erin Dolan
Bob Meredith ...
William 'Sandy' McKay
William Halligan ...
Doc Scott
Lane Chandler ...
Sam Hildur
Marion Martin ...
Kitty Tremaine
Ed Cassidy ...
Dr. Pronnett
Eddie Rocco ...
Bill Slagle
Charles King ...
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Leon Tyler ...
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Story of a boy and his horse. Mike is the horse and is owned by Speck (Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer) and his best friend Jimmy (Rober "Buzz" Henry), together they have a paper route, on which they deliver papers to customers via a wagon pulled by Mike. Recenlty a horse track has been built in the area and attracts horse breeder and racer Colonel Whiteny (Pierre Watkin). He takes out a subscription for delivery and meets Mike and Speck & Jimmy. Clever Jimmy talks both the Colonel and Speck into taking on the Colonel's pure bred race horses at the track with comedic results. Written by SindyMac

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15 November 1944 (USA)  »

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Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour package. See more »

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The two horse-races shown in the film use the same stock footage. This is especially noticeable as the winning horse crosses the finishing line. See more »

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Buzzy Henry's Horse Sense
25 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Arcadia, California paperboy Robert "Buzzy" Henry (as Jimmy Dolan) and his swell teen pal Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (as "Speck") use the former's beloved horse "Mike" to deliver the news. Young Henry is saving up to get the local lads a proper clubhouse, with "a shower bath, ping pong tables, and weenie roast." He also wants to run "Mike" in the new racetrack being built at Santa Anita. Henry meets horse breeder Pierre Watkin (as Col. Whitley) and trainer Stuart Erwin (as Jay Spencer). When "Mike" shows potential as a real racehorse, the men buy him from Henry's uncle Joe, who is strapped for cash. Separated, Henry and "Mike" are devastated. Can you figure out how to get this boy and horse back on track?

**** The Great Mike (11/15/44) Wallace Fox ~ Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Stuart Erwin, Pierre Watkin


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