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 ...
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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
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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