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Hollywood Handicap (1938)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Music | 28 May 1938 (USA)
A musical short in which a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Handicap at Santa Anita Park racetrack with many celebrities of the day in attendance.

Director:

Buster Keaton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Original Sing Band The Original Sing Band ... Singing Stablehands
Charles Ruggles ... Charlie Ruggles (as Charlie Ruggles)
Mickey Rooney ... Mickey Rooney
Stuart Erwin ... Stuart Erwin
June Collyer ... June Collyer
Charles Butterworth ... Charlie Butterworth (as Charlie Butterworth)
Al Jolson ... Al Jolson
Ruby Keeler ... Ruby Keeler
Edgar Bergen ... Edgar Bergen
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby
Robert Montgomery ... Robert Montgomery
Edmund Lowe ... Edmund Lowe
Billy 'Red' Jones Billy 'Red' Jones ... Red Jones (as Red Jones)
Warner Baxter ... Warner Baxter
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Storyline

A group of stable hands is given a race horse when its owner retires from the business. (The group is played by the "Original Sing Band," which uses their mouths to sound like musical instruments.) They raise money to run the horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track. Many Hollywood personalities attend the event. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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race | horse | band | singer | singing | See All (16) »

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See a galaxy of stars at Santa Anita

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1938 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The voice heard in this film's horse race scenes is that of Joe Hernandez - Santa Anita's famous original race caller from the track's opening Dec 25 1934 until 1972. He also called the races at other tracks during their seasons. See more »

Quotes

Racetrack Announcer: Number 3, Susie Q with Jockey Red Jones up as the entry of the Canfield Stables.
Henry, The Original Sing Band: Hot Dog!
Racetrack Announcer: And from observations, a dark horse in this race.
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Crazy Credits

Other than The Original Sing Band, the racetrack announcer identifies individually all the credited cast members who were listed collectively as "a Galaxy of Stars" in the opening credits. . See more »

Soundtracks

Pickin' a Rib
(uncredited)
Written by Leon René and Otis René
Performed by The Original Sing Band
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22 September 2018 | by cgalaforoSee all my reviews

I love Buster Keaton! Whether he starring in the movie or directing it.


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