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A Day at the Races (1937) was a Comedy - Sports Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Sam Wood, Irving Thalberg and Lawrence Weingarten.

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A Day at the Races (1937, Sam Wood)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 18, 2015 From The Stop Button

Until the halfway point or so, A Day at the Races moves quite well. Sure, it gets off to a slow start–introducing Chico as sidekick to Maureen O’Sullivan and setting up her problems (her sanitarium is going out of business), which isn’t funny stuff. I think Allan Jones even shows u... Read full article


A Day at the Races (1937)

By Beatrice on Sep 28, 2013 From Flickers in Time

A Day at the Races Directed by Sam Wood Written by Robert Pirosh, George Seton, and George Oppenheimer 1937/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing Although I thought a lot of the many, many musical sequences dragged down the pace of this, the Marx Brothers continued to score with me in the comedy ... Read full article


A Day at the Races (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2013 From 4 Star Films

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A Day at the Races (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Starring The Marx Brothers, the film begins with a pretty young lady who owns a sanitarium near a racetrack. In danger of closing, she brings in a new doctor named Hackenbush (who specializes in horses) and at the same time her love buys a race horse. A powerful man wants the place closed down so he... Read full article


A day at the races with the Clark Gables .....

By cinemafan2 on Mar 16, 2013 From Carole & Co.

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Quotes from

Dr. Hackenbush: Here's a ten-dollar bill and shoot the change, will you?
Tony: I got-a no change. I'll have to give you nine more books.


[Taking a pulse]
Dr. Hackenbush: Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.


Dr. Hackenbush: Emily, I have a confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me, and I'll never look at another horse.


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In the finale, Groucho Marx sings one line of a song called "I've Got a Message from the Man in the Moon." The entire song was filmed but not used in the final cut.
This is the only film of The Marx Brothers to receive an Oscar nomination in a competitive category, being nominated for Dave Gould's dance direction. Groucho Marx would go on to win an honorary Oscar in 1974.
Irving Thalberg protested the scene in which Harpo Marx frantically mimes to Chico Marx that Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) is in danger. It changed Harpo, said Thalberg, from a character who DIDN'T talk into a character who couldn't talk. Either way, the gag was used again in A Night in Casablanca and Love Happy.
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