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Long Shot, The


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Long Shot is a 1939 American horse racing film directed by Charles Lamont.
The film is also known as The Long Shot.


Henry Sharon is about to be ruined financially by rival stable owner Lew Ralston when he gets an idea to fake his own death. His prize horse Certified Check is bequeathed to niece Martha, a young woman Ralston had hoped to marry.
Martha and friend Jeff Clayton begin to enter Certified Check in races, but he always loses. Then they get a tip that the horse hates running near the rail.
Given an outside post, Certified Check has a legitimate shot to win the big stakes race at Santa Anita Park, but first he must be kept out of sight to keep Ralston from sabotaging his chances.


  • Gordon Jones (actor) as Jeff Clayton
  • Marsha Hunt (actress) as Martha Sharon
  • C. Henry Gordon as Lew Ralston
  • George Meeker as Dell Baker
  • Harry Davenport (actor) as Henry Sharon
  • George E. Stone as Danny Welch
  • Frank Darien as Zeb Jenkins
  • Tom Kennedy (American actor) as Mike Claurens
  • Emerson Treacy as Henry Knox
  • Gay Seabrook as Helen Knox
  • Benny Burt as Joe Popopopolis
  • Jimmy Robinson (actor) as Tucky
  • Denmore Chief as Certified Check
  • Joe Hernandez (race caller) as Racing Announcer
  • James Keefe as Racing Announcer
Wilson Benge, Dorothy Fay, Earle Hodgins, Wilbur Mack, Carl Meyer (writer), Lee Phelps, Norman Phillips, Jason Robards Sr. and Claire Rochelle appear uncredited.

Category:1939 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Horse racing films
Category:Films directed by Charles Lamont
Category:Grand National Films films


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