Off to the Races (film)

Off to the Races is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Frank R. Strayer and written by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan. The film stars Slim Summerville, Jed Prouty, Shirley Deane, Spring Byington, Russell Gleason and Kenneth Howell. The film was released on February 5, 1937, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3]

Off to the Races
Directed byFrank R. Strayer
Produced byMax Golden
Screenplay byRobert Ellis
Helen Logan
StarringSlim Summerville
Jed Prouty
Shirley Deane
Spring Byington
Russell Gleason
Kenneth Howell
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byAlex Troffey
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • February 5, 1937 (1937-02-05)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States


Uncle George and daughter Winnie Mae turn up just as the Jones family is preparing for the county fair. The irresponsible George is going to enter his horse, Jimmy B, in the big harness race at the fair and encourages everybody to bet money on him to win.

John Jones doesn't care for horses or his wife Louise's uncle much. Their daughter Bonnie is bringing boyfriend Herbert Thompson to the fair. Herbert needs money to get married and bets every cent he has on Jimmy B, but on race day, Uncle George is hauled off to jail for failure to pay his ex-wife's alimony. John Jones reluctantly agrees to ride the horse, just to get Uncle George out of jail and out of his hair. With a little luck, the race is won.



  1. ^ "Off to the Races". Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  2. ^ "Off to the Races (1937) - Overview". 1937-01-29. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  3. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1937-02-06). "Movie Review - Off to the Races - THE SCREEN; At the Palace At the 86th St. Garden Theatre At the Teatro Cervantes". Retrieved 2015-12-13.

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