The Long Shot

The Long Shot

69 mins | Drama | Jan. 6, 1939

A racetrack melodrama, The Long Shot features Marsha Hunt and Gordon Jones as trainers of a thoroughbred horse. Despite the rivalries of their parents, the couple prepares to jointly enter the Santa Anita handicap. The odds are against their entry, but Hunt and Jones have every confidence of winning. Just before the starting bugle, gangsters intrude, demanding that the trainers throw the Big Race.

The Long Shot

69 mins | Drama | Jan. 6, 1939

The Long Shot
A racetrack melodrama, The Long Shot features Marsha Hunt and Gordon Jones as trainers of a thoroughbred horse. Despite the rivalries of their parents, the couple prepares to jointly enter the Santa Anita handicap. The odds are against their entry, but Hunt and Jones have every confidence of winning. Just before the starting bugle, gangsters intrude, demanding that the trainers throw the Big Race.
Producers Grand National Pictures, Franklyn Warner Productions
Original title The Long Shot
Directors Charles Lamont
Writers Harry Beresford, George Callahan, Ewart Adamson

Cast

Gordon Jones

as Jeff Clayton

Marsha Hunt

as Martha Sharon

Harry Davenport

as Henry Sharon

C. Henry Gordon

as Lew Ralston

George Meeker

as Dell Baker

George E. Stone

as Danny Welch

Frank Darien

as Zeb Jenkins

Tom Kennedy

as Mike Claurens

Emerson Treacy

as Henry Knox

Gay Seabrook

as Helen Knox

Benny Burt

as Joe Popopopolis

Jimmy Robinson

as Tucky

Denmore Chief

as Certified Check

Joe Hernandez

as Racing Announcer

James Keefe

as Racing Announcer

Wilson Benge

as Groom

Dorothy Fay

as Betty Ralston

Earle Hodgins

as Collins

Wilbur Mack

as Bookmaker

Jason Robards Sr.

as Doctor

Claire Rochelle

as Nurse

Carl Meyer

as Jockey