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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Jimmy Dolan
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Speck
Edythe Elliott ...
Mrs. Dolan
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Col. Whitley
Gwen Kenyon ...
Erin Dolan
Bob Meredith ...
William 'Sandy' McKay
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Kitty Tremaine
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Bill Slagle
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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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Great Mike Wins  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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The Great Mike is a pretty enjoyable horse drama
11 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is one of several movies Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer made after leaving Our Gang. He's a tall teen in this one, a friend to a young boy named Jimmy (Robert "Buzz" Henry). Jimmy has a horse named Mike and he believes Mike can win horse races. Stuart Erwin plays someone who actually believes in Jimmy's dream and plays a big part in helping him realizing it. I'll stop there and just say I liked the drama that permeated throughout the narrative. Lots of things happen, including a couple of horse races, and while some if it may be predictable, it doesn't make it any less enjoyable. Only complaints I have is some of the scenes seemed to end abruptly but that may have been because the print I watched was clumsily spliced. Anyway, if you don't mind something heartwarming if a bit corny for an hour and 13 minutes, The Great Mike should be right up your alley!


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