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Going Places (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 December 1938 (USA)
A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Sig Herzig (screen play), Jerry Wald (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Powell ... Peter Mason
Anita Louise ... Ellen Parker
Allen Jenkins ... Droopy
Ronald Reagan ... Jack Withering
Walter Catlett ... Franklin Dexter
Harold Huber ... Maxie
Larry Williams Larry Williams ... Frank
Thurston Hall ... Col. Withering
Minna Gombell ... Cora Withering (as Minna Gombel)
Joyce Compton ... Joan
Robert Warwick ... Frome
John Ridgely ... Desk Clerk
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Night Clerk
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Groom (as Eddie Anderson)
George Reed ... Sam
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Storyline

Mr. Mason is a salesman at Detridge & Frome who wants to advertise their line of riding clothes. Since they have the rights to famous jockey Peter Randall, who is in Australia, Peter will impersonate him at the Steeple Chase. At the event, he is invited to a party by Cora and sees young Ellen. Since all Ellen and Peter have in common is horses, he continues the charade to woo her. But two gamblers named Maxie and Duke, try to make money on the race by fixing him up with the wild 'Jeepers Creepers'. That horse can jump high and run like the wind, but he will only calm down enough to be ridden when Gabriel plays his trumpet. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle kneb gælder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dorothy Dandridge, 15 years old during filming and one of The Dandridge Sisters, performed in the "Mutiny in the Nursery" production number (music by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren, lyrics by Johnny Mercer). Other members of The Dandridge Sisters were Dorothy's 17-year-old sister Vivian Dandridge and their friend Etta Jones. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Parker: [running towards her horse's stall] There's Lady Ellen! Hello there, girl-how are you?
[to Peter]
Ellen Parker: She's my pet - was named after me.
Peter Mason: Oh, that's nice.
Ellen Parker: Isn't she lovely? Look at her coloring!
Peter Mason: [looking at Ellen] Lovely coloring...
Ellen Parker: And such soulful eyes.
Peter Mason: [still looking at Ellen] Beautiful hair...
Ellen Parker: Hair? Are you talking about the mane?
Peter Mason: Oh, oh, the mane! Oh, yes, I should remember the Maine.
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Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: The Wide World of Elmyra (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Sung a bit by Maxine Sullivan in the "Mutiny in the Nursery" number
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kind of a remake of A Day at the Races...
17 October 2010 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

All the pieces are there - great cast, good story. Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins, Ron Reagan, and the amazing Louis Armstrong. Too many musical numbers, maybe ? and that bit where they prance Alan Jenkins around the apartment while they sing "Oh what a horse was Charlie" .... that must have been someone's favorite bit. They should have given more screen time to Cora and Colonel Withering. They don't show this one very often on Turner Classics... either it's not up to snuff, or maybe it's a rights issue. Very similar plot to the Marx Brothers' "Day at the Races", which came out the year before. Dick Powell pretends to be famed sportsman Peter Randall, which backfires later in the film. The horse at the center of all the excitement will only go when he hears L. Armstrong belt out the "Jeepers Creepers", which incidentally was the song from Warren & Mercer nominated for an Oscar, the film's only nomination. Directed by Ray Enright, who had started with Mack Sennett, served in WW I, then returned to the industry to work at Warner Brothers.


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