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6 Day Bike Rider (1934) DVD

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6 Day Bike Rider (1934) Director:  Lloyd Bacon Writers:  Earl Baldwin (story), Earl Baldwin (screenplay) Stars:  Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle, Frank McHugh   A film about another American fad of the 30s. Small-town bumpkin Winfred Simpson is annoyed by the attention paid to his girl, Phyllis Jenkins, by a hotshot trick cyclist, Harry St. Clair, breezing through and impressing the locals on a personal appearance tour at the town theatre. When Phyliss turns Winfred down, he hits the road to become a success at the big 6-Day bike race. He meets Clinton Hemmings and they become partners as it is a two-man event, and get practice time for the race by getting jobs as bicycle messengers. Winfred, delivering a message to St. Clair at his hotel, mistakes a voice he hears in St. Clair's room as Phyllis, gets into a fight with him and hauled off to the pokey. The race starts without him, with Clinton riding alone. Finally getting released from jail, Winfred races on a "borrowed" bike to the "Velodrome" and enters the race just in time. An ether-saturated cloth, caught in his rear-wheel spokes, aids him more than a little as the other riders are overcome from the fumes when they try to pass him.   Here is the link to the film at the Internet Movie database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024809/plotsummary?ref_=tt_stry_pl