Three Men on a Horse

Three Men on a Horse

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Frank McHugh, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee

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Overview

All but forgotten today, the George Abbott-John Cecil Holm stage comedy Three Men on a Horse was once a staple of the community theatre and summer-stock circuit (a 1958 TV production starred no less than Johnny Carson). Though a faithful adaptation of the Broadway original, this 1936 film version avoids staginess thanks to the sprightly direction of Mervin LeRoy. Frank McHugh plays a meek, henpecked greeting-card writer who has an uncanny knack for picking winning race horses. Wandering into a bar after a spat with his wife (Carol Hughes), the prognosticative McHugh is "adopted" by Runyonesque horseplayers Sam Levene, Allen Jenkins and Teddy Hart. Held a virtual prisoner by the three gamblers, McHugh is unable to return to his job at the greeting card company, forcing his boss Guy Kibbee to realize for the first time the indispensability of his missing employee. A very slight piece, Three Men on a Horse is buoyed by the talents of the above-mentioned actors, as well as such reliables as Joan Blondell, Edgar Kennedy and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2019
UPC: 0883929683802
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 24,088

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank McHugh Erwin Trowbridge
Joan Blondell Mabel
Guy Kibbee Mr. Carver
Carol Hughes Audrey Trowbridge
Allen Jenkins Charley
Sam Levene Patsy
Teddy Hart Frankie
Edgar Kennedy Harry
Paul Harvey Clarence Dobbins
Margaret Irving Gloria
George Chandler Al
Harry Davenport William
Ottola Nesmith Head Nurse
Eily Malyon Nurse
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Moses
Irene Colman Female Bettor
Edith Craig Actor
Mickey Daniels Delivery Boy
Harry Hayden Man on Bus
Charles Lane Cleaner
Virginia Sale Chambermaid
Cliff Saum Bus Conductor
John Sheehan Actor
Pat West Male Bettor

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director,Producer
Sam Bischoff Producer
Ralph Dawson Editor
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Sol Polito Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Three Men on a Horse
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:41]
2. Chapter 2 [8:12]
3. Chapter 3 [7:30]
4. Chapter 4 [8:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:32]
6. Chapter 6 [8:38]
7. Chapter 7 [8:06]
8. Chapter 8 [9:48]
9. Chapter 9 [9:35]
10. Chapter 10 [7:37]
11. Chapter 11 [:29]
12. Chapter 12 [:01]

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