Waitress Jennie Jones is a naive young woman from small town Athens, Nebraska. With $1,000 inheritance money from her grandfather, she has come to the big city happily to fulfill the terms of the inheritance: to buy a mare, specifically a retired race horse named Firefly. Much like Jennie's relationship to her grandfather, Firefly is a direct descendant, two generations ago, of a winning race horse Jennie's grandfather bred. Jennie's goal is to allow Firefly to live out the rest of her life in the grand style Jennie believes she deserves. To buy Firefly, Jennie, as per her grandfather's suggestion, enlists the help of two horse racing gamblers, "Tip" Bailey and "Jinx" Donovan. What Jennie is unaware of is that Tip and Jinx are broke shysters, who will willingly use Jennie and her inheritance to pay off their debts and pocket more than a little money for themselves. What Tip and Jinx try to pull on Jennie changes with her changing fortunes or potential fortunes. Further adding to the ...
Did You Know?
The fire engines seen going to the race track were from Los Angeles Fire Department Station 66, that was located at 1715 W. Florence Avenue from 1929 to 1989. That building still stands as of this writing. The new Station 66 is located at 1909 W. Slauson Blvd. and serves the Hyde Park - South LA - Vermont Harbor area. See more
When Jennie is chasing after Tip Bailey, about five minutes into the film, a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the picket fence behind them. See more