6.7/10
16
1 user 1 critic

The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Sport | 28 April 1939 (USA)
Good-natured gambler Marty Black falls into ownership of a booking joint but soon falls on hard times. His one out is a marker for half-ownership in a young thoroughbred, which he quickly ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Midnight Club (1933)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes
Stars: Clive Brook, George Raft, Helen Vinson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: George Raft, Dolores Costello, Ida Lupino
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

International con artist Martha Hicks a.k.a. Countess von Claudwig is released from another stay in prison and decides to treat her rheumatism with a stay at her estranged husband's hotel ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Alexander Hall
Stars: Alison Skipworth, Richard Bennett, George Raft
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Violene and death stalk the Chinese of a big American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible, and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors.

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer, while Eileen hopes to succeed on the stage. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Janet Blair
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Margaret Lindsay
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Paris, the estranged wife of a wealthy banker hides a fiery communist fugitive in her apartment.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Loretta Young, Melvyn Douglas, Alan Marshal
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a young woman is found lying in the street, savagely beaten and near daeth, she's taken to a big city hospital where two young doctors try to save her life. As she recovers, she ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes
Stars: James Dunn, Gloria Stuart, David Manners
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fresh from Chinatown in New York, Harry Young has taken over the illegal import business in the seamy Limehouse district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: George Raft, Jean Parker, Anna May Wong
Bedtime Story (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A playwright attempts to stop his wife from retiring so she can star in his next play.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Midwesterner waitress, scheming to gold-dig her way to Paris, gets mixed up with a wealthy New York family.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Walter Connolly
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Clarence Kolb
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Dulcey Lee
...
Aunt Tina
Lew Payton ...
Sixty
...
Nonny Watkins
...
Spike Cronin
...
Pinckney Rodell
Jimmy Bristow ...
Brewster
...
Doctor
George Anderson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Big Longshoreman
Edit

Storyline

Good-natured gambler Marty Black falls into ownership of a booking joint but soon falls on hard times. His one out is a marker for half-ownership in a young thoroughbred, which he quickly calls in. He discovers the other owner to be a young woman from an old horse racing family who wants to protect her colt almost as much as Marty wants to rush him into big races for a fast buck. While they clash, Marty soon comes to understand the human bond with the horses and what it means to be a thoroughbred. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Corrida  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Joe Lane: Black, I'll give you $7,500 cash for your half of the horse.
Marty Black: You're just 32 and four-fifths seconds late.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
George plays the horses
25 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

A struggling bookie calls in his last chance, an IOU for half-interest in a 2-year-old thoroughbred. The other half, of course, is owned by the title character, who fights his overly ambitious plans for the colt while quickly falling for his disarming ways. The only real reason to watch "The Lady's From Kentucky" is George Raft. He had about three screen personas in his career, most famously the soft-talking gangster, but this peppy part is the real Raft. He's completely in his element among the gambling joints and horse players. His blithe comfort makes this frivolous romantic comedy an easy watch. Unfortunately, Raft (and the horses) upstage everyone else, at least the white folks. Ellen Drew leaves little impression at all (except amateur emoting in a couple of scenes). Hugh Herbert becomes tiresome, and ZaSu Pitts is instantly and constantly annoying. The horses show far more engaging personalities. In fact, Raft's relationship with the colt is more endearing than the forced romance. There's more humor in personality than in the set-up comedy of the movie, and that can be chalked up to Raft -- whether giving blood for money, crawling under a house after a piglet or cozying up submissively to an old groom. There is little in common here with the running of a real horse farm, but that's business, and business does not fit Hollywood plots. Director Alexander Hall shoots all of the horse scenes well, and the races get brief, zippy coverage. But guaranteed you'll get sick of hearing "Camp Town Races" in almost every scene.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial