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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Reviews
BBC.com
Jamie Russell
Fresh

June 17, 2017
The Nation
Mark Van Doren
Fresh

It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.

June 22, 2017
Common Sense Media
Charles Cassady
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio
Fresh

...better than most comedies of their day or our own. (TCM Greatest Classic Films: Marx Brothers)

June 22, 2017
Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio
Fresh

...may not inspire one to gales of laughter the way the earlier Marx Brothers films did, but there...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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