Six-Day Bike Rider (1934)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 20, 1934 (USA)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A popular fad of the early 1930s provided the framework for this Joe E. Brown romp. Hoping to impress his girlfriend Phyllis (Maxine Doyle), champion bicyclist Wilfred Simpson (Brown) enters a bike-racing marathon at Madison Square Garden. Newsreel shots of genuine six-day races are incorporated into the footage, but the film loses all touch with reality at the climax, as Wilfred leapfrogs over the heads of the other riders and accidentally disposes of his rivals with chloroformed cotton wads. And, of course, he lets loose with the famous Joe E. Brown howwwwwl whenever the pace slows down. Even though the fad which inspired it has passed into history, Six-Day Bike Rider remains fresh and funny today.

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racer, competition, cycling, love-triangle, man, marathon, rival, romance, sports