"The Long Shot" (1939)

This film was released the first week of January 1939 through Grand National Pictures, which promptly folded after two more releases, leaving this film in limbo until TV came along. Make no mistake about it, this is as a pleasing little picture as you could expect. Under director Charles Lamont, the entire cast from the leads, Gordon Jones, Marsha Hunt, C. Henry Gordon, Harry Davenport and George E. Stone through the bit players, noteably Dorthy Fay, Earle Hodgins, and Lee Phelps among them are uniformly excellent. The story is light-hearted and fun and purely entertaining. Highly recommended. Excellant print quality too.

bobsluckycat - - December 12, 2004, archive.org

Directed by
Charles Lamont
 
Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Ewart Adamson
Harry Beresford
 
story
George Callaghan

Cast (in credits order)
Gordon Jones....Jeff Clayton
Marsha Hunt....Martha Sharon
C. Henry Gordon ....Lew Ralston
George Meeker ....Dell Baker
Harry Davenport....Henry Sharon
George E. Stone ....Danny Welch
Frank Darien ....Zeb Zenkins
Tom Kennedy....Mike Claurens
Emerson Treacy ....Henry Knox
Gay Seabrook ....Helen Knox
Benny Burt ....Joe Popopolia
Denmore Chief ....Certified Check
James 'Hambone' Robinson ....Tucky
Joe Hernandez....Racing Announcer
James Keefe ....Racing Announcer

rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilson Benge ....Groom (uncredited)
Dorothy Fay .... (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins .... (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack....Bookmaker (uncredited)
Carl Meyer ....Jockey (uncredited)
Lee Phelps.... (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr.....Jockey (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ....Doctor (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ....Nurse (uncredited)

Production Company: Grand National Pictures Inc.
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: romance; drama

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