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Director  Charles Lamont
Genres  Drama, Black-and-white
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Producer  Charles Lamont
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Country  United States
Long Shot (1939 film) movie poster

Writer  Ewart Adamson, Harry Beresford, George Callaghan
Release date  6 January 1939
Cast  Gordon Jones (Jeff Clayton), Marsha Hunt (Martha Sharon), Harry Davenport (Henry Sharon), C. Henry Gordon (Lew Ralston), George Meeker (Dell Baker), George E. Stone (Danny Welch)
Similar movies  Related Charles Lamont movies

Long Shot is a 1939 American horse racing film directed by Charles Lamont.

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The film is also known as The Long Shot.

Plot

Henry Sharon is about to be ruined financially by rival stable owner Lew Ralston when he gets an idea to fake his own death. His prize horse Certified Check is bequeathed to niece Martha, a young woman Ralston had hoped to marry.

Martha and friend Jeff Clayton begin to enter Certified Check in races, but he always loses. Then they get a tip that the horse hates running near the rail.

Given an outside post, Certified Check has a legitimate shot to win the big stakes race at Santa Anita, but first he must be kept out of sight to keep Ralston from sabotaging his chances.

Cast

  • Gordon Jones as Jeff Clayton
  • Marsha Hunt as Martha Sharon
  • C. Henry Gordon as Lew Ralston
  • George Meeker as Dell Baker
  • Harry Davenport as Henry Sharon
  • George E. Stone as Danny Welch
  • Frank Darien as Zeb Jenkins
  • Tom Kennedy as Mike Claurens
  • Emerson Treacy as Henry Knox
  • Gay Seabrook as Helen Knox
  • Benny Burt as Joe Popopopolis
  • James Robinson as Tucky
  • Denmore Chief as Certified Check
  • Joe Hernandez as Racing Announcer
  • James Keefe as Racing Announcer
  • Wilson Benge, Dorothy Fay, Earle Hodgins, Wilbur Mack, Carl Meyer, Lee Phelps, Norman Phillips, Jason Robards Sr. and Claire Rochelle appear uncredited.

    References

    Long Shot (1939 film) Wikipedia
    Long Shot (1939 film) IMDb Long Shot (1939 film) themoviedb.org