Passed | | Drama, Family, Sport
A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
The music during the "lobster for dinner" scene between Mr. and Mrs. Brown was actually a very close paraphrase of "Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks" from Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" as orchestrated by Ravel. Also, Composer Herbert Stothart used this exact music chart for a sequence in Pride and Prejudice (1940).
I was sick all night!
Malvolia "Mally" Brown: That's a lie, Donald. You weren't sick.
Donald Brown: I could've been sick if I wanted to.
The story takes place in the late-1920s, and the Browns pay the entry fee with "100 gold sovereigns" which ceased to be used as money in England in 1918. However, this is consistent with a detail from the novel, in which Mrs Brown insists the entry fee be paid with the sovereigns she won swimming the English Channel, which occurred prior to 1918.
A frame, with music, was added to the film at the end: "To families of servicemen and women: Pictures exhibited in this theater are given to the armed forces for showing in combat areas around the world. [signed] War Activities Committee/Motion Picture Industry"