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Hot Tip (1935)

Jane McGill has fallen in love with Ben Johnson and would like to marry him. But her mother Belle has set certain conditions for that to happen. Father Jimmy decides that betting on the horses will help the kids out.

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Credited cast:
... Belle McGill
... Jimmy McGill
... Jane McGill
... Ben Johnson
Ray Mayer ... Tyler
... Matt
... Apollo
... Harvey Hooper
... Henry Crumm
... Sheriff (as Del Henderson)
Donald Kerr ... Spider
Kitty McHugh ... Queenie
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Jane McGill has fallen in love with Ben Johnson and would like to marry him. But her mother Belle has set certain conditions for that to happen. Father Jimmy decides that betting on the horses will help the kids out.

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He had trouble in "the home stretch" when he bet his roll on a red hot tip!

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20 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Leander Clicks  »

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1.37 : 1
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A Family Affair
26 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Jame's Gleason's daughter, Margeret Callahan, wants to get married to Russell Gleason (his real life son), but they need money, so Gleason offers to pick out a winner at the racetrack with Russell's money. He does, much to the youngsters' delight, but loses the money. Complications ensue.

This highly competent cast (including Zasu Pitts as Gleason's wife) never quite hits the mark, due to an unsuccessful attempt to merge a crazy comic plot with some realistic characterizations. There are a couple of small moments between Gleason and Pitts that are quite charming, but co-directors Gleason and Ray McCarey never quite manage to meld the two strands in this RKO B movie.


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