Mr. Mason is a salesman at Detridge & Frome who wants to advertise their line of riding clothes. Since they have the rights to famous jockey Peter Randall, who is in Australia, Peter will impersonate him at the Steeple Chase. At the event, he is invited to a party by Cora and sees young Ellen. Since all Ellen and Peter have in common is horses, he continues the charade to woo her. But two gamblers named Maxie and Duke, try to make money on the race by fixing him up with the wild 'Jeepers Creepers'. That horse can jump high and run like the wind, but he will only calm down enough to be ridden when Gabriel plays his trumpet. Written by
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Did You Know?
The on-screen performance of "Say It with a Kiss" (music by Harry Warren
, lyrics by Johnny Mercer
), featuring Maxine Sullivan
, Louis Armstrong
(trumpet only) and Dick Powell
, was cut from this film. The melody is played in the background. Victor Records issued a solo version by Miss Sullivan. In addition, notable recordings were made by Billie Holiday
with Teddy Wilson
and His Orchestra for Brunswick, and by Artie Shaw
and His Orchestra (vocal by Helen Forrest
) for Bluebird. Another Mercer-Warren song, "They Say," was written for the film but deleted from the final cut; it was supposed to be Dick Powell's big ballad feature but in the end survived only instrumentally in the background score. It too was recorded by Artie Shaw with Helen Forrest, and Teddy Wilson with Billie Holiday, and was also recorded by Ethel Waters. See more
[running towards her horse's stall
There's Lady Ellen! Hello there, girl-how are you?
She's my pet - was named after me.
Oh, that's nice.
Isn't she lovely? Look at her coloring!
[looking at Ellen
And such soulful eyes.
[still looking at Ellen
Hair? Are you talking about the mane?
Oh, oh, the mane! Oh, yes, I should remember the Maine.
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played on trumpet and Sung by Louis Armstrong
Briefly reprised by Dick Powell
in the race See more