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King of the Turf

Alfred E. Green, a director who knows his hosses, has given George Bruce's original plenty of values. Adolphe Menjou is tops as the former horseman turned bum who, through the inspiration of a boy, recovers the position he once held in turfdom as a stable owner.

With:
Adolphe Menjou Roger Daniel Dolores Costello Walter Abel William Demarest

Alfred E. Green, a director who knows his hosses, has given George Bruce’s original plenty of values. Adolphe Menjou is tops as the former horseman turned bum who, through the inspiration of a boy, recovers the position he once held in turfdom as a stable owner.

The lad (Roger Daniel), badly bitten by the racing bug, has run away from home and becomes a stable boy.

The many touching angles of the story and the plot reach a climax when the father turns against him as a means of forcing him to return to his mother. The means are drastic and a bit unbelievable, but make strong drama.

Race in which the jockey is supposed to lose is one of the best ever photographed and is a distinct credit to Robert Planck. It’s as thrilling a bangtail contest as seen on the screen.

King of the Turf

Production: United Artists. Director Alfred E. Green; Producer Edward Small; Screenplay George Bruce; Camera Robert Planck; Editor Grant Whytock; Music Frank Tours (dir.); Art Director John Du Casse Schulze

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 88 MIN.

With: Adolphe Menjou Roger Daniel Dolores Costello Walter Abel William Demarest

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