Checkers (film)

Checkers is a 1937 American drama film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and written by Robert Chapin, Karen DeWolf, Frank Fenton and Lynn Root. The film stars Jane Withers, Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, Marvin Stephens, Andrew Tombes and June Carlson. The film was released on December 8, 1937, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone
Produced byJohn Stone
Screenplay byRobert Chapin
Karen DeWolf
Frank Fenton
Lynn Root
Story byFrank Fenton
Lynn Root
StarringJane Withers
Stuart Erwin
Una Merkel
Marvin Stephens
Andrew Tombes
June Carlson
CinematographyDaniel B. Clark
Edited byJack Murray
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 8, 1937 (1937-12-08)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


A veterinarian repairs a horse's leg so the animal can run in a big race and save a man's farm.



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