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6 Day Bike Rider (1934)

To get his girl back, that has fallen for a biker, a worker and one of his friends enter a six day race.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (story), Earl Baldwin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Wilfred Simpson
Maxine Doyle ... Phyllis Jenkins
Frank McHugh ... Clinton Hemmings
Gordon Westcott ... Harry St. Clair
Arthur Aylesworth ... Col. Jenkins
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Mrs. Jenkins
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Mabel St. Clair
Lloyd Neal Lloyd Neal ... Uncle Ezra
William Granger William Granger ... Pop O'Hara (as William Grainger)
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Storyline

Small-town bumpkin Winfred Simpson is annoyed by the attention paid to his girl, Phyllis Jenkins, by a hotshot trick cyclist, Harry St. Clair, breezing through and impressing the locals on a personal appearance tour at the town theatre. When Phyllis turns Winfred down, he hits the road to become a success at the big 6-Day bike race. He meets Clinton Hemmings and they become partners as it is a two-man event, and get practice time for the race by getting jobs as bicycle messengers. Winfred, delivering a message to St. Clair at his hotel, mistakes a voice he hears in St. Clair's room as Phyllis, gets into a fight with him and hauled off to the pokey. The race starts without him, with Clinton riding alone. Finally getting released from jail, Winfred races on a "borrowed" bike to the "Velodrome" and enters the race just in time. An ether-saturated cloth, caught in his rear-wheel spokes, aids him more than a little as the other riders are overcome from the fumes when they try to pass him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schrecken der Rennbahn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joe E Brown liked to use a different catch phrase for many of his movies. In '6 Day Bike Rider' he used: "Yaaka Hula Hickey Doo, and away we go!" See more »

Goofs

During the bike race Wilfred is seen starting on the bike from the sidelines. The pedals on the bike are flat platform pedals with no toe clips, but at the end of the race the pedals now have toe clips. See more »

Quotes

Col. Jenkins: Now's the time to prove if I've got any friends in Mildew.
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Soundtracks

Les patineurs (The Skaters)
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Emil Waldteufel
Played during Harry's bicycle act
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Funny movie
28 July 2010 | by usdonovanSee all my reviews

This is a funny movie. It's good for kids too because it's all good natured fun. I usually don't watch movies this old, but it was on one afternoon and it had me laughing a lot. it's better than a lot of modern comedies. Give it a shot if you like silly movies. In a way it reminds me of Jim Carey movie. It's also fun to watch a movie like this from the 30's to see some of our country's history. Such as clothes worn, and cars, and just artifacts of everyday life. Some of the old fashioned slang is funny too. The star Joe E. Brown was more famous for his role in Some Like It Hot. I guess you'd say this film is filled with a lot of gags and silly situations.


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