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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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Judy: If you'll excuse me, I'll go and bring in the rest of the staff.
Dr. Hackenbush: [to Whitmore] Why don't you go out and bring in something. Preferably your resignation.


[Hackenbush is asked to 'OK' a file]
Dr. Hackenbush: I'm too busy right now. I'll tell you what. I'll put the 'O' on now and come back later for the 'K.'


[Stuffy is getting an examination]
Dr. Hackenbush: Say "ah!"
[Stuffy opens his mouth, but says nothing]
Dr. Hackenbush: Louder!
[Stuffy does the same thing]
Dr. Hackenbush: Louder!
[Stuffy does the same thing. Dr. Hackenbush starts to leave]
Tony: What are you doing?
Dr. Hackenbush: I'm going to get my ears checked. I'm deaf.
Tony: You're not deaf. It's just him.


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The then unknown British actress Greer Garson was offered the female role, but she declined, explaining she didn't settled for less than a leading role.
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.
Glenn Mitchell's commentary on the Warner Home Video DVD states that the band backing Ivie Anderson's rendition of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" was drawn from the Duke Ellington Orchestra, for whom Anderson was a vocalist at the time.
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