Neck and Neck (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though he spent the bulk of the talkie era at mighty MGM, director Richard Thorpe put in three solid years' service on Poverty Row. In Thorpe's Neck and Neck, Glenn Tryon plays Bill Grant, a boastful young chap who claims to be an expert horseman. When he falls in love with wealthy Norma Rickson (Vera Reynolds), Grant is forced to prove his turf prowess by Norma's father Col. Rickson (Lafe McKee). Comic relief is supplied by Walter Brennan -- already playing toothless codgers at age 37 -- and stereotypical Black mirthmaker Stepin Fetchit. Much of Neck and Neck was filmed on location at the racetrack at Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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horse-racing, racer, dishonesty, gambling, luck, racehorse, rags-to-riches, sports