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The Kid Stakes (1927)

Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.


Tal Ordell


Tal Ordell




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin 'Pop' Ordell Robin 'Pop' Ordell ... Fatty Finn
Charles Roberts Charles Roberts ... Tiny King
Ray Salmon Ray Salmon ... Jimmy Kelly
Frank Boyd Frank Boyd ... Bruiser Murphy
Edward Stevens Edward Stevens ... Shooey Shugg
Gwenda Hemus Gwenda Hemus ... Betty Briggs
Billy Ireland Billy Ireland ... Seasy
Leonard Durell Leonard Durell ... Constable Claffey
Stanley Funnelle Stanley Funnelle ... Headlights Hogan
Joyce Hazeldine Joyce Hazeldine ... Kitty Kelly
Jimmy Taylor Jimmy Taylor ... Horatio John Wart
Eileen Alexander Eileen Alexander ... Madeline Twirt
Tom Cannam Tom Cannam ... Mr. Twirt
David Lidstone David Lidstone ... Master Algie Snoops
Evelyn Rawle Evelyn Rawle ... Molly Kitty


Young "Fatty" Finn and his friends enter their pet goat in a race, but his rival "Bruiser" Murphy lets the goat loose, right before the race.

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This is not a cartoon film







Release Date:

9 June 1927 (Australia) See more »


Box Office


GBP4,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the comic strip and its comic characters created by Syd Nicholls. See more »

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My daughter and I both enjoyed it...
7 July 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I am not an Australian and I have never heard about the Fatty Finn comic strip. So, I had absolutely no idea what to expect when this film began. However, by the time it was over, both my daughter and I agreed that it was a lot of fun.

In many ways, the movie is a lot like Hal Roach's "Li'l Rascals" series. This isn't surprising, as MANY studios in the States made their own knockoff of the series--so why wouldn't the Aussies also make what sure looks like a knockoff. Now this is not really a complaint, as the end result still is quite pleasing.

The film is, at first, almost like a couple shorts combined. It's only a bit later in the film when the race occurs--from which the title derives. This big race is a weird affair--with carts pulled by goats and little kids riding at incredibly brisk speeds. But the race itself is only one of many little vignettes that make up this cute little film. Pretty good child acting and a good fast-paced script make this worth seeing.

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