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She Went to the Races (1945)

Passed | | Comedy | 4 November 1945 (USA)
Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.

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Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.

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SHE PUT HER MONEY ON THE WRONG HORSE...BUT HER FAITH WAS IN THE RIGHT GUY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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4 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Ela Foi às Corridas  »

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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Monday 25 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by San Francisco 31 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), Philadelphia 9 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, finally, New York City 25 March 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Watch Ava shine and ride this pony to the Winners Circle
26 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a crystal clear example of star quality this little B is a perfect place to look.

It's a cute comedy with a wonderful cast of supporting actors and it moves along well enough with its nominal leads James Craig, a second string Clark Gable wannabe, and Frances Gifford, an efficient if somewhat colorless leading lady, getting the job done.

But then suddenly a breathtaking on the rise Ava Gardner turns up and wipes both of them off the screen. Where they function within the story she pulls the camera's focus to her and holds it in a way only a born star can. While they work to put their scenes over she just seems so comfortable with the lens's gaze she just owns her scenes. You wait for her to show up and miss her terribly when she's gone. She's the reason to seek this out.


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