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Polo Joe (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 December 1936 (USA)
Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.

Director:

William C. McGann (as William McGann)

Writers:

Peter Milne (screen play), Hugh Cummings (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Joe Bolton
Carol Hughes ... Mary Hilton
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Haywood
Joe King ... Colonel Hilton (as Joseph King)
Bill Elliott ... Don Trumbeau (as Gordon Elliott)
Fay Holden ... Aunt Minnie
George E. Stone ... First Loafer
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Hilton
David Newell ... Jack Hilton
Milton Kibbee ... Marker
Frank Orth ... Bert
John Kelly ... Rusty
Charley Foy ... Second Loafer (as Charles Foy)
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Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campeão de Polo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Walking in My Sleep
(uncredited)
Music by Ben Oakland
Played when Joe gives Don chopsticks
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Pretty good up until the disappointing ending.
6 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Up until the 'hilarious finale' I rather enjoyed this Joe E. Brown comedy. However, the ending was pretty dumb and really disappointed me....and I hope you can look past it and enjoy the movie.

When the story begins, Joe Bolton (Brown) has arrived back in the US after having lived in China for some time. Soon, he falls in with some society folks and there's a lady he wants to impress...so he pretends that he is an experienced polo player. Not surprisingly, his big mouth soon gets him in all sorts of trouble when they try to get him to play. Not wanting to be discovered, he comes up with a scheme to get out of it. Does it work? No...which leads to him playing in the big match.

The first portion of the film was pretty good and it was interesting to see Brown singing and talking in Chinese. As far as I know, it might have all been gibberish...and it would be interesting to know which it is. But the ending just made no sense at all and having the entire story depend on this finale was a mistake...at least how they handled it. It all comes off as ridiculous, to put it mildly.


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