Harrigan's Kid

Harrigan's Kid is a 1943 American drama film directed by Charles Reisner and written by Martin Berkeley, Henry Blankfort and Alan Friedman. The film stars Bobby Readick, Frank Craven, William Gargan, J. Carrol Naish and Jay Ward.[1][2] The film was released on March 17, 1943, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Harrigan's Kid
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Reisner
Screenplay byMartin Berkeley
Henry Blankfort
Alan Friedman
Based onHarrigan's Kid
by Borden Chase
Produced byIrving Starr
StarringBobby Readick
Frank Craven
William Gargan
J. Carrol Naish
Jay Ward
Douglas Croft
CinematographyWalter Lundin
Edited byFerris Webster
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • March 17, 1943 (1943-03-17)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Tom Harrigan raises orphaned Benny McNeil to be a first-rate jockey, but fails to bridle the lad's healthy ego. When Benny receives too many rebukes for unsportsmanlike conduct from the racing commission, Tom decides to sell his contract to Garnet before he, too, is censured. Tom also reasons that, by having Benny with a top outfit, he can manipulate his races and make a fortune on the betting. But Benny, thanks to the humanizing influence of Mr. Garnet, has a different idea....



  1. ^ "Harrigan's Kid (1943) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Harrigan's Kid". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 November 2014.

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