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Broadway Bill (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 27 December 1934 (USA)
A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director:

Frank Capra

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screen play), Mark Hellinger (based upon a story "Strictly Confidential" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Baxter ... Dan Brooks
Myrna Loy ... Alice Higgins - aka The Princess
Walter Connolly ... J.L. Higgins
Helen Vinson ... Margaret
Douglass Dumbrille ... Eddie Morgan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Raymond Walburn ... Col. Pettigrew
Lynne Overman ... Oscar 'Happy' McGuire
Clarence Muse ... Whitey
Margaret Hamilton ... Edna
Frankie Darro ... Ted Williams
George Cooper ... Joe
George Meeker ... Henry Early
Jason Robards Sr. ... Arthur Winslow (as Jason Robards)
Ed Tucker Ed Tucker ... Jimmy Baker
Edmund Breese ... Presiding Judge
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Storyline

Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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The comedy successor to "It Happened One Night" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Douglass Dumbrille, Ward Bond and Charles Lane all play the same roles in the remake, Riding High (1950), although the respective character names are different. See more »

Quotes

Col. Pettigrew: Well, I guess I'm just a child of impulse.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Split-Pea Soup and Succotash
(uncredited)
Composer Unknown
Sung several times by Warner Baxter and Myrna Loy
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Love in a stables
6 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This movie is a pleasure, from start to finish. The supporting cast is a pleasure, Warner Baxter gives a fine performance and Myrna Loy made this movie just before she played Nora Charles in THE THIN MAN -- Capra figured out how to direct her and MGM reaped the benefit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Bill See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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