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Kentucky Blue Streak (1935)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1935 (USA)
Mary Bradley leaves her family's farm in Cloverdale, Kentucky to visit her brother Johnny, a jockey, in San Francisco. Their reunion is interrupted by Harry Johnson, who tries to convince ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond K. Johnson

Writers:

Homer King Gordon (screenplay), Rose Gordon (story and screenplay) (as Homer King Gordon) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward J. Nugent ... Martin Marion (as Eddie Nugent)
Patricia Scott Patricia Scott ... Mary Bradley
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Johnny Bradley (as Junior Coghlan)
Margaret Mann ... Mrs. Martha Bradley
Cornelius Keefe ... District Attorney Barton Pierce
Roy D'Arcy ... Harry Johnson
Ben Holmes Ben Holmes ... Johnson - Bellhop
Spec O'Donnell ... O'Donnell - Bellhop
Harry Harvey ... Barker / Voice of Radio Announcer
Roger Williams ... Deputy
Joseph W. Girard ... Prison Warden Carlson (as Joseph Girard)
Walter Downing Walter Downing ... Newspaper Editor
Roy Watson Roy Watson ... Colonel Seymour
Ben Carter ... Waiter / Colored Octette Leader
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Mary Bradley leaves her family's farm in Cloverdale, Kentucky to visit her brother Johnny, a jockey, in San Francisco. Their reunion is interrupted by Harry Johnson, who tries to convince Johnny to ride in the illegal race at the Pagona fair. After Mary and Johnny learn that the colt Mary brought to California to sell has broken a leg, Johnny agrees to go along with Harry's scheme. After Harry is shot, Johnny is arrested on the belief that he wanted to stop Harry from blackmailing him. Although he is innocent, Johnny agrees to a plea bargain under the alias Barnsdale so that he will not disgrace his family. A reporter, Marty Marion, who is investigating the racetrack rackets, helps Johnny obtain a work release. Meanwhile in Kentucky, Mary prepares to enter her horse, Blue Streak, in the Kentucky Derby. With the family farm already heavily mortgaged, Mary appeals to District Attorney Barton Pierce to pay the race entrance fee. Johnny reads about the approaching Derby and escapes prison...

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Run for the thorns
13 July 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kentucky Blue Streak is the story of a Kentucky racing family now in genteel poverty with mother Margaret Mann and children Frank Coghlan and Patricia Scott. Their proud stable is now reduced to but one horse Blue Streak a promising 3 year old whom they hope can win the Kentucky Derby and pull them out of poverty.

But Coghlan gets himself in a jackpot over a killing and he's serving a manslaughter term though he swear innocence. Reporter Eddie Nugent helps him with clearing himself

What can I say about this poverty row product from Puritan Pictures. Lousy cinematography, no direction, performances not quite achieving a college level dramatic society lousy editing. Roy D'Arcy who did a few A films in the silent era was a great Snidely Whiplash villain. But believe me it isn't enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue Streak See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (International Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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