A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races
A Day at the Races
  • UR
  • 1h 49m
  • 1937
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The Marx brothers come to the rescue to save a small town sanitarium from a ruthless businessman by entering a horse race--betting everything on a horse that wants to jump instead of run.

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Common Sense Says
Marx Bros.' big hit may miss with today's kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't nonstop comedy. It's got a plethora of musical numbers that bring the action to a halt (if you're lucky, a Marx Brother or two will join the instrumentalizing). Don't be surprised if kids lose interest, or just watch in between careful fast-forwards. One of the livelier musical numbers, with an overwhelmingly black cast of performers, has the reputation of pandering to negative racial stereotypes. The plot glorifies gambling and horse racing.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 11, 1937
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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