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Broadway Bill (1934)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  27 December 1934 (USA)
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A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan Brooks
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The Princess
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J.L. Higgins
Helen Vinson ...
Margaret
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Eddie Morgan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Raymond Walburn ...
Colonel Pettigrew
Lynne Overman ...
Happy McGuire
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Whitey
Broadway Bill ...
Broadway Bill - a Horse
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Edna
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Ted Williams
George Cooper ...
Joe
George Meeker ...
Henry Early
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Arthur Winslow (as Jason Robards)
Ed Tucker ...
Jimmy Baker
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Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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The comedy successor to "It Happened One Night"

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Comedy | Drama

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27 December 1934 (USA)  »

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After Paramount Pictures bought the rights to this film, the studio pulled it from circulation to avoid competition with Frank Capra's remake Riding High (1950). The film remained unseen until it was re-released in the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Dan Brooks: Doesn't anything ever change in this mausoleum?
Alice Higgins: Yes. Bedspreads and underwear.
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Edited into Riding High (1950) See more »

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Delightful Capra comedy
16 October 2004 | by (Blauvelt, NY) – See all my reviews

"Broadway Bill" is one of Frank Capra's lesser known gems. Made in 1934 and starring Warner Baxter and Myrna Loy, it is the story of a man who is willing to walk away from a life of wealth to follow his dream. In many ways it is the typical Capra film.

Adapted from a story by Mark Hellinger, "Broadway Bill" has all of the feel and characters one might expect from a Damon Runyon tale.

Baxter as the owner of Broadway Bill and Loy as his sister-in-law, who is also in love with him are first rate. As are Walter Connolly, Clarence Muse, and especially Raymond Walburn, who walks off with the best role.

Dated and a little sappy, but full of good cheer from start to finish.

"Broadway Bill" is a good bet.

8 out of 10


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