Ride, Kelly, Ride

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Ride, Kelly, Ride
Ride, Kelly, Ride poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Foster
Screenplay byWilliam Conselman Jr.
Irving Cummings Jr.
Story by Peter B. Kyne
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Starring Eugene Pallette
Marvin Stephens
Rita Quigley
Mary Healy
Richard Lane
Charles D. Brown
Cinematography Virgil Miller
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Music byCharles Maxwell
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • February 7, 1941 (1941-02-07)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States

Ride, Kelly, Ride is a 1941 American drama film directed by Norman Foster and written by William Conselman Jr. and Irving Cummings Jr.. The film stars Eugene Pallette, Marvin Stephens, Rita Quigley, Mary Healy, Richard Lane and Charles D. Brown. The film was released on February 7, 1941, by 20th Century Fox. [1] [2] [3]



An owner of racehorses, Dan Thomas, and his trainer Duke Martin discover a young fellow called "Corn Cob" Kelly on their way west. He has a natural way with horses, so they quickly teach him to become a jockey.

As his career begins, Corn Cob befriends a fellow rider, Skeeziks O'Day, and antagonizes another, Tuffy Graves, whose rough tactics cause Corn Cob to fall from a mount and suffer a broken shoulder. While recuperating, he gets word that Dan has conspired with gangsters to fix a race. Knowing that honest trainer Bob Martin and daughter Ellen have all their money riding on the race, Corn Cob decides to ride their horse, injured shoulder notwithstanding. He wins the race, putting Dan in hot water with the crooks.


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