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Riding High (1950)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 April 1950 (USA)
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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Cast

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Alice Higgins
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J.L. Higgins
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Margaret Higgins
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Happy
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Prof. Pettigrew
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Racing Secretary
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Lee
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Whitey
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Pop Jones
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Johnson
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Edna
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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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Trivia

One of three movies that Oliver Hardy acted in without his partner Stan Laurel during the 25 year period that they made comedies together. The other two are Zenobia (1939) and The Fighting Kentuckian (1949). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Sunshine Cake
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby, Clarence Muse and Coleen Gray (partially dubbed)
Reprised by them later
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Great fun.
13 October 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of seeing Frank Capra's "Riding High" on the late show and when it came available on DVD I wanted to share it with my fourteen year old daughter. A girl of great taste, my daughter is already a Bing Crosby fan and "Riding High" is a marvelous way to introduce youngsters to great character actors. Frank Capra always used the best actors to tell his stories and this time out he reached back to his original filming of the story ("Broadway Bill") for a fabulous cast. Raymond Walburn, Margaret Hamilton, Clarence Muse are pros who always delight. What great fun to see Oliver Hardy. William Demarest cracked us up as "Happy". Irving Bacon as the lunch counter man, Percy Kilbride, Ward Bond, Dub Taylor, Gene Lockhart. A who's who of the people who made the golden age of movies truly golden. "Riding High" has heart, songs and laughs. Gather the kids and have a great time.


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