6 Day Bike Rider (1934)

69 or 75 mins | Comedy | 20 October 1934

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writer:

Earl Baldwin

Cinematographer:

Warren Lynch

Editor:

George Amy

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

First National Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was also reviewed as Six Day Bike Race . During filming, sixteen bicycle riders collided with a motorcycle at the Winter Garden, injuring nine men, one critically. The motorcycle was fitted with a camera and was being used to film the race when the wheel of one of the bicycles collapsed and a general collision ... More Less

This film was also reviewed as Six Day Bike Race . During filming, sixteen bicycle riders collided with a motorcycle at the Winter Garden, injuring nine men, one critically. The motorcycle was fitted with a camera and was being used to film the race when the wheel of one of the bicycles collapsed and a general collision followed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
28 Sep 34
p. 3.
Film Daily
2 Nov 34
p. 8.
International Photographer
1 Aug 34
p. 16.
Motion Picture Daily
29 Sep 34
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Nov 34
p. 39.
New York Times
3 Nov 34
p. 20.
Variety
6 Nov 34
p. 17.
CAST
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CREDITED AS
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Vitaphone Orch cond
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Six Day Bike Race
Release Date:
20 October 1934
Production Date:
began 9 July 1934
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5180
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69 or 75
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
289
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As Wilfred Simpson and his fiancée, Phyllis Jenkins, are leaving choir practice, they are approached by Harry St. Clair, a trick cyclist who wants to retrieve his bicycles from the railroad station where Wilfred works as a clerk. At the station, St. Clair takes advantage of Wilfred's preoccupation to walk Phyllis home. Wilfred is furious when he finds out and takes out his anger by hissing at St. Clair's performance the next evening. St. Clair challenges him to do better, and when Wilfred accepts, St. Clair once again vanishes with Phyllis. Mabel, St. Clair's assistant, jealously misleads Wilfred into believing that St. Clair has run away to marry Phyllis. Wilfred rouses the entire town to stop them, looking extremely foolish when they are discovered talking on the Jenkins' front porch. Embarrassed, Phyllis breaks her engagement and Wilfred announces that he is leaving town forever. On the road, he collides with Clinton Hemmings. Clinton plans to enter the Six Day Bike Race and Wilfred signs on as his partner. While working for a messenger service, Wilfred delivers a meal to St. Clair's hotel room. Imagining that the woman in the room is Phyllis, Wilfred punches St. Clair and is arrested when she turns out to be Mabel, St. Clair's wife. It appears that the jailed Wilfred will miss the race, but he is bailed out by a repentant Phyllis and arrives at the velodrome at the last minute. The race ends in a showdown between St. Clair and Wilfred. Despite several setbacks, Wilfred and Clinton win the race. Wilfred and Phyllis get married and soon their bike rides include their baby son. ... +


As Wilfred Simpson and his fiancée, Phyllis Jenkins, are leaving choir practice, they are approached by Harry St. Clair, a trick cyclist who wants to retrieve his bicycles from the railroad station where Wilfred works as a clerk. At the station, St. Clair takes advantage of Wilfred's preoccupation to walk Phyllis home. Wilfred is furious when he finds out and takes out his anger by hissing at St. Clair's performance the next evening. St. Clair challenges him to do better, and when Wilfred accepts, St. Clair once again vanishes with Phyllis. Mabel, St. Clair's assistant, jealously misleads Wilfred into believing that St. Clair has run away to marry Phyllis. Wilfred rouses the entire town to stop them, looking extremely foolish when they are discovered talking on the Jenkins' front porch. Embarrassed, Phyllis breaks her engagement and Wilfred announces that he is leaving town forever. On the road, he collides with Clinton Hemmings. Clinton plans to enter the Six Day Bike Race and Wilfred signs on as his partner. While working for a messenger service, Wilfred delivers a meal to St. Clair's hotel room. Imagining that the woman in the room is Phyllis, Wilfred punches St. Clair and is arrested when she turns out to be Mabel, St. Clair's wife. It appears that the jailed Wilfred will miss the race, but he is bailed out by a repentant Phyllis and arrives at the velodrome at the last minute. The race ends in a showdown between St. Clair and Wilfred. Despite several setbacks, Wilfred and Clinton win the race. Wilfred and Phyllis get married and soon their bike rides include their baby son. +

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