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A Day at Santa Anita (1937)

 |  Short, Drama, Family  |  22 May 1937 (USA)
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Orphaned horse-trainer's little daughter has reciprocated bond with horse, which needs her presence to win races.



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Cast overview:
Sybil Jason ...
Peaches Blackburn
Marcia Ralston ...
Mrs. Van Gordon


After Peaches' father is accidentally killed, she becomes the youngest owner of a racehorse, the amazing Wonder Boy. Peaches presence at the track is key to Wonder Boy's performance, so forces betting on another horse arrange to have her taken into custody by child authorities, but she is rescued by Mrs. Van Gordon, who later adopts her, and returns to the track in time to inspire Wonder Boy to a win. Written by Gabe Taverney

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Short | Drama | Family





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22 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1936-1937 season): A Day at Santa Anita  »

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Included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Each Dawn I Die (1939). See more »


Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) See more »


Come Up Smiling
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Bogart delivers the court order
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Awful but What a Cast
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Day at Santa Anita, A (1937)

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A race horse only responds to a small child (Sybil Jason) who recently lost her father. Al Jolson, Bette Davis, Edward G. Robinson and Olivia de Havilland make cameos in this short and that the only reason to catch this. I really wanted to poke my eyes out while watching this because it's so damn annoying. I understand they were going for a cute movies about a little girl fighting back to win it all but this child star was so damn annoying that I didn't care what happened to her.

You can view this on disc 3 of Warner's The Jazz Singer set.

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