Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.

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Robin 'Pop' Ordell ...
Charles Roberts ...
Tiny King
Ray Salmon ...
Jimmy Kelly
Frank Boyd ...
Edward Stevens ...
Shooey Shugg
Gwenda Hemus ...
Betty Briggs
Billy Ireland ...
Leonard Durell ...
Constable Claffey
Stanley Funnelle ...
Joyce Hazeldine ...
Kitty Kelly
Jimmy Taylor ...
Horatio John Wart
Eileen Alexander ...
Madeline Twirt
Tom Cannam ...
Mr. Twirt
David Lidstone ...
Master Algie Snoops
Evelyn Rawle ...
Molly Kitty
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Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.

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This is not a cartoon film

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9 June 1927 (Australia)  »

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£4,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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My daughter and I both enjoyed it...
7 July 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am not an Australian and I have never heard about the Fatty Finn comic strip. So, I had absolutely no idea what to expect when this film began. However, by the time it was over, both my daughter and I agreed that it was a lot of fun.

In many ways, the movie is a lot like Hal Roach's "Li'l Rascals" series. This isn't surprising, as MANY studios in the States made their own knockoff of the series--so why wouldn't the Aussies also make what sure looks like a knockoff. Now this is not really a complaint, as the end result still is quite pleasing.

The film is, at first, almost like a couple shorts combined. It's only a bit later in the film when the race occurs--from which the title derives. This big race is a weird affair--with carts pulled by goats and little kids riding at incredibly brisk speeds. But the race itself is only one of many little vignettes that make up this cute little film. Pretty good child acting and a good fast-paced script make this worth seeing.


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