History YMMV / ADayAtTheRaces

30th Aug '17 10:05:10 AM ClintEastwood
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** The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many Creator/MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.
** There's also the water ballet sequence, which even the film historian on the DVD commentary advises you to skip!

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** The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many Creator/MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.
** There's also the water ballet sequence, which even the film historian on the DVD commentary DVDCommentary advises you to skip!
6th Mar '17 4:23:12 PM nombretomado
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** The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.

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** The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.
11th Jan '17 3:35:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OneSceneWonder: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers during the MinstrelShow.
11th Jan '17 3:24:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The MinstrelShow sequence may have been [[FairForItsDay quite progressive at the time]], giving exposure to dozens of black performers who might otherwise not get work in Hollywood at all. At least, one certainly hopes so, since the whole thing, down to the Creator/MarxBrothers in {{blackface}}, is squirmingly embarrassing three quarters of a century on.


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* TrappedByMountainLions:
** The second half of ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' has an extended musical interlude which starts with Allan Jones singing "Tomorrow Is Another Day," which is followed by Harpo using his flute to summon a black chorus which sings "Blow That Horn, Gabriel" and "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm." (The chorus has nothing else to do in the movie except reappear to sing the finale.) Many MarxBrothers consider this sequence as objectionable on an EthnicScrappy level, but it's [[FairForItsDay not really that bad by itself]] and the choir are very good, but it just stops the plot dead and its earnestness clashes painfully with the Marxes' usual slapstick and wisecracks.
** There's also the water ballet sequence, which even the film historian on the DVD commentary advises you to skip!
4th May '15 8:08:26 PM Premonition45
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)" was written to acknowledge their popularity in Japan.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)" was written to acknowledge their Music/{{Queen}}'s popularity in Japan.
3rd May '15 8:39:42 PM Premonition45
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!!The film:



* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.

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* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.today.

!!The album:

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: "Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)" was written to acknowledge their popularity in Japan.
31st Jan '15 9:12:46 PM LBHills
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* FairForItsDay: The rather incongruous song and dance sequence in the poor black ghetto near the racetrack. Nowadays we think, "They're treating them like performing pets!" But in 1937, it was actually pretty progressive to employ dozens of black actors in a major song and dance production. They were at risk of having the film refused by movie theaters in the South.
18th Oct '14 11:00:10 AM MagBas
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* JumpTheShark: During production, IrvingThalberg died and thus the Brothers lost the support of the top level MGM studio executive who best understood their humor. It was all downhill from there for their film career.
26th Jan '13 1:20:59 AM erforce
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* JumpTheShark: During production, IrvingThalberg died and thus the Brothers lost the support of the top level MGM studio executive who best understood their humor. It was all downhill from there for their film career.
* ValuesDissonance: The whole sequence with the brothers pretending to be black is mighty uncomfortable today.
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