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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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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 »

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Edited from Broadway Bill (1934) See more »

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Home, Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Played in the score at dinner in the Higgins household
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Delightful
20 February 2004 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

A lovely remake of the director's own Broadway Bill, Riding High is full to the brim with comedy, action and romance. We don't get Myrna Loy this time (shame!), but Capra's handling is as adept as ever and he even allows Bing to sing a handful of trackside standards! Whilst the film cannot match the very best Capra/Riskin collaborations, it is nevertheless great fun, with Bing perfectly cast in the lead. My only complaint is in the over-abundance of stock footage from Broadway Bill (presumably due to financial constraints).

Sheer escapism, with a decent moral and lovely performances all round. Leave your cynicism at the door and you should have a ball!


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