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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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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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Comedy

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12 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Frank Capra's Riding High  »

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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

Remake of Broadway Bill (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Got a Sure Thing
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Capra near his worst
15 July 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Frank Capra's creativity must have been just about spent by the time he made this film. While it has a few charming moments, and many wonderful performers, Capra's outright recycling of not just the script but considerable footage from his first version of this story, Broadway Bill (1934), is downright shoddy. It is understandable that he would re-use footage from the climactic horse race, which is thrilling. But he uses entire dialogue scenes with minor actors, then brings back those actors and apparently expects us not to notice, for example, that Ward Bond is 14 years older! Unless you want to see one of the last appearances of Oliver Hardy, skip this one and watch Broadway Bill instead.


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