|Take a Chance|
|Directed by||Sinclair Hill|
|Based on|| Take a Chance |
by Walter C. Hackett
|Produced by||Harcourt Templeman|
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Edited by||Michael Hankinson|
|Music by||John Reynders|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
Take a Chance is a 1937 British comedy sports film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Claude Hulbert, Binnie Hale, and Henry Kendall. It depicts farcical events in the horse racing world.   
The cynical Richard Carfax develops a relationship with Cicely Burton, the wife of a race horse owner, in order to get inside information on a horse named 'Take a Chance' which is considered to be the favorite in an upcoming race. Her suspicious husband hires Alastair Pallivant, an incompetent tipster and part-time detective, to tail her and swears that he will scratch the horse from the race if he uncovers evidence about Carfax and his wife. Having his own private arrangement with a betting gang, Pallivant does everything he can to prevent the favourite from running. However, he encounters the equally determined Wilhelmina Ryde, a garage owner who stands to win heavily if the favorite rides to victory.
The film was based on a play by Walter C. Hackett. It was made at Ealing Studios by the independent production company Grosvenor Films.  
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