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Riding High (1950)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  12 April 1950 (USA)
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

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Alice Higgins
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J.L. Higgins
Frances Gifford ...
Margaret Higgins
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Happy
Raymond Walburn ...
Prof. Pettigrew
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Racing Secretary
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Lee
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Whitey
Percy Kilbride ...
Pop Jones
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Johnson
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Edna
Paul Harvey ...
Whitehall
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J.P. Chase
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

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12 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Frank Capra's Riding High  »

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Oliver Hardy could have played himself in this movie, as he was a regular at the Santa Anita Racetrack. For a short time, he owned a stable of horses. See more »

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Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Horse Told Me
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Bing Crosby, M.A. Bogue, Garry Owen, Candy Candido and others
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17 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i had heard of Riding High but never saw it until TCM presented the film a few weeks ago. thoroughly entertaining. thoroughly capra, with a few songs thrown in. thoroughly bing. what a combo. some stock capra personnel such as clarence muse, bill demarest (his usual grouchy self),charles lane (when i last heard, he passed his 100th b'day a few years ago). douglas dumbrille, jimmy gleason and etc. etc. "sunshine cake", camptown races", "the horse told me" round out the story musically. colleen gray was nice as the younger sis who won bing in the end. the big race was exciting; had me rooting as if it were for real. you can tell the scenes borrowed from "broadway bill", the grandstand showed the gals in early 30's garb in a 1950 movie. no wonder capra made another pic with bing, "here comes the groom".


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