Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The popular (if short-lived) screen team of Glenn Tryon and Patsy Ruth Miller were back on the job in the breezy comedy Hot Heels. The two stars play a vaudeville dance team, touring the provinces in a broken-down "mellerdrammer" troupe. After a series of Snub Pollard-like gags involving a gimmick-laden hotel, the plot proper gets under way, as Tryon and Miller pin their hopes -- and their bankrolls -- on a racehorse called Hot Heels. Real-life jockey Tod Sloan appears as himself in the climactic racing sequence. Hot Heels was released a scant few weeks after the running of the 1928 Kentucky Derby (what a tie-in!).
dance-team, gambling, jockey, tourist