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Going Places (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 December 1938 (USA)
A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for.

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Peter Mason
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Ellen Parker
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Droopy
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Jack Withering
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Franklin Dexter
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Maxie
Larry Williams ...
Frank
Thurston Hall ...
Col. Withering
Minna Gombell ...
Cora Withering (as Minna Gombel)
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Joan
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Frome
John Ridgely ...
Desk Clerk
Joe Cunningham ...
Night Clerk
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Groom (as Eddie Anderson)
George Reed ...
Sam
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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 Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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31 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle kneb gælder  »

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Dorothy Dandridge, 15 years old during filming and one of The Dandridge Sisters, performed in the "Mutiny in the Nursery" production number (music by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren, lyrics by Johnny Mercer). Other members of The Dandridge Sisters were Dorothy's 17-year-old sister Vivian Dandridge and their friend Etta Jones. See more »

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Ellen Parker: [running towards her horse's stall] There's Lady Ellen! Hello there, girl-how are you?
[to Peter]
Ellen Parker: She's my pet - was named after me.
Peter Mason: Oh, that's nice.
Ellen Parker: Isn't she lovely? Look at her coloring!
Peter Mason: [looking at Ellen] Lovely coloring...
Ellen Parker: And such soulful eyes.
Peter Mason: [still looking at Ellen] Beautiful hair...
Ellen Parker: Hair? Are you talking about the mane?
Peter Mason: Oh, oh, the mane! Oh, yes, I should remember the Maine.
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Remake of The Hottentot (1929) See more »

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Mutiny in the Nursery
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played and Sung by Louis Armstrong with His Band, Maxine Sullivan, Dick Powell,
Anita Louise, The Dandridge Sisters and chorus
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Horseplay and slapstick...in a lower key than most screwball comedies from this era
23 February 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sporting goods salesman uses the alias of a lauded horse-jockey from Australia to infiltrate Georgian high society to help promote his employer...how soon do you think it will be before he's on a racehorse himself? Semi-musical farce with romantic interludes also features Louis Armstrong performing the Oscar-nominated "Jeepers Creepers" to an unbroken horse who appreciates good jazz. Some amusing complications in an otherwise overly-familiar script adapted from the play "The Hottentot" by Victor Mapes and William Collier--it took even more writers to come up with the screenplay! In the lead, Dick Powell has such an easy, unassuming nature, one tends to give the film greater compliments than it really deserves. Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer wrote the songs, all novelty numbers. ** from ****


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