Long Shot (1939)

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Henry Sharon is about to be ruined financially by rival stable owner Lew Ralston when he gets an idea to fake his own death. His prize horse Certified Check is bequeathed to niece Martha, a young woman Ralston had hoped to marry.

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29 March 2012 | bkoganbing
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| ........and there off at Santa Anita
The Long Shot is a not bad racetrack story which was an independent production released by Grand National Studios. Had this film been done at a major studio with some name stars it might well have become a classic.

Some major players have some roles here like kindly Harry Davenport whose horses have been losing as often as Bing Crosby's if you listened to Bob Hope's monologues back in the day. But there's a reason for it, he's being systematically being victimized as another owner C. Henry Gordon has ruthlessly bribed the jockeys on Davenport's horses and others including young Gordon Jones who likes Davenport's daughter Marsha Hunt.

Gordon's machinations are not just involving the sport of kings. He's got designs on Hunt as well in true Snidely Whiplash tradition.

But the good guys get themselves an equine secret weapon and there's quite a plot hatched against Gordon in the big Santa Anita Handicap. For that you have to see the film.

Nice racing newsreels worked into the story here and the cast is a good one. The Long Shot is a good film and one that those who like the sport of kings will be pleased with.

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Release Date:

6 January 1939

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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