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A Day at the Races (11-Jun-1937)

Director: Sam Wood

Writers: Robert Pirosh; George Seaton; George Oppenheimer

Music by: Bronislau Kaper; Walter Jurmann

Keywords: Comedy, Horse Racing

Mrs. Standish's sanitarium is in danger of bank foreclosure as gambling interests wish to convert it into a casino. A wealthy patient, Mrs. Upjohn, requests a doctor; brought in is her old doctor from Florida, Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, in reality a veterinarian, and he is appointed Chief of Staff. Meanwhile Mrs. Standish's husband has spent their life savings buying Hi-Hat, a race horse. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Dance Direction.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Douglass Dumbrille
13-Oct-1889 2-Apr-1974 The Three Musketeers
Margaret Dumont
20-Oct-1882 6-Mar-1965 Foil to the Marx Brothers
Allan Jones
14-Oct-1907 27-Jun-1992 Show Boat
Chico Marx
22-Mar-1887 11-Oct-1961 An Italian con-man of a Marx Brother
Groucho Marx
2-Oct-1890 19-Aug-1977 You Bet Your Life
Harpo Marx
23-Nov-1888 28-Sep-1964 Silent harp-playing Marx Brother
Maureen O'Sullivan
17-May-1911 28-Jun-1998 A Day at the Races
Sig Ruman
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17


Groucho Marx   ...   Dr. Hackenbush
Chico Marx   ...   Tony
Harpo Marx   ...   Stuffy
Allan Jones   ...   Gil
Maureen O'Sullivan   ...   Judy
Margaret Dumont   ...   Mrs. Upjohn
Leonard Ceeley   ...   Whitmore
Douglass Dumbrille   ...   Morgan
Esther Muir   ...   Flo
Sig Ruman   ...   Dr. Steinberg
Robert Middlemass   ...   Sheriff
Vivien Fay   ...   Dancer
Ivie Anderson   ...   Singer
The Crinoline Choir   ...   Choir


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