Racing Blood

Racing Blood

Director: Rex Hale Cast: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Gladys Blake

DVD (B&W)

Overview

Inasmuch as diminutive Frankie Darro was Hollywood's foremost portrayer of jockeys, it should come as no surprise that Darro heads the cast of Racing Blood. The story begins when young Frankie Reynolds (Darro) rescues a crippled nag from the glue factory. With faith and perserverance Frankie builds the horse into a champion racer, only to be kidnapped by the villains on the eve of the Big Race. Escaping from his captors, our hero commandeers an ambulance (a bit "borrowed" from Joe E. Brown's Alibi Ike) and makes it to the racetrack in the nick o' time. Darro's frequent costar Kane Richmond plays stable owner Clay Harrison, who in the last reel proves a suitable love interest for Frankie's sister Phyllis (Gladys Blake). Minimal comedy relief is provided by black actor Fred Toones, once again demeaningly billed as "Snowflake."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2010
UPC: 0089218633491
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frankie Darro Frankie Reynolds
Kane Richmond Clay Harrison
Gladys Blake Phyllis Reynolds
Arthur Houseman Legs
James C. Eagles Smokey Reynolds
Matthew Betz Tex O'Donnell
Si Wills Dopey
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Sad Sam

Technical Credits
Rex Hale Director
Martin G. Cohn Editor
Maurice Conn Producer
Robert Doran Cinematographer
John H. Greenhalgh Cinematographer
William Hyer Cinematographer
Peter B. Kyne Screenwriter
Connie Lee Score Composer,Songwriter
Stephen Norris Screenwriter
Tommy Reilly Score Composer,Songwriter
Snowflake and the Jones Quintet Songwriter

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