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Vitaphone Pictorial Revue (Series 2) #6 (1938)

Documentary short subject depicting three stories: "Horseplay," in which various Hollywood stars watch Arabian horses being put through trick paces; "On Ice," a depiction of the action of ... See full summary »

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Clem McCarthy ...
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Documentary short subject depicting three stories: "Horseplay," in which various Hollywood stars watch Arabian horses being put through trick paces; "On Ice," a depiction of the action of an ice hockey game, and "A Foot is Shod," about footwear. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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5 February 1938 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #E  »

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Vitaphone production reel #B56. See more »

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References The Son of the Sheik (1926) See more »

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My Pony Boy
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Played when the mare is walking on the beam
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Forgettable short subject about horses...
28 October 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Except for a glimpse of RONALD REAGAN, KENNY BAKER, DICK FORAN, MARIE Wilson and LANA TURNER, who were then the up and coming fresh young faces at Warner Bros., there's really very little reason to watch this short subject from 1937.

An uninspired narration is severely hurt by the bad sound recording of the TCM print recently shown. You can barely make out what the narrator is saying about scenes showing Reagan and Marie Wilson at the stables petting a couple of horses.

This opening scene at the racetrack is followed by an ice hockey game, again narrated in poor style so that it's unclear as to what we're supposed to be observing.

Then, the only good segment shows a horse performing tricks and this should have been the main subject of the short since the animal is put through a series of surprising tricks you'd never expect to see outside of a circus.

Then, to add insult to injury, we get a title that says, "A Foot to be Shod"--and The End flashes on the screen with that segment cut entirely from the print.

Not exactly a good short, to put it mildly.


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