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Riding High (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 11 November 1943 (USA)
In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Arthur Phillips (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorothy Lamour ... Ann Castle
Dick Powell ... Steve Baird
Victor Moore ... Mortimer J. Slocum
Gil Lamb ... Bob 'Foggy' Day
Cass Daley ... Tess Connors
Bill Goodwin ... Chuck Steuart
Rod Cameron ... Sam Welch
Glenn Langan ... Jack Holbrook
Milt Britton Milt Britton ... Milt Britton
Milt Britton's Band Milt Britton's Band ... Milt Britton's Band
The Cameron Troupe The Cameron Troupe ... The Cameron Troupe
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In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

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Paramount's Rodeo of Rhythm in Technicolor! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistling in the Light
(uncredited)
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Sung by Dorothy Lamour and Cass Daley
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Too Many Songs
14 August 2008 | by MaleejandraSee all my reviews

A train arrives in the west and deposits a showgirl (Dorothy Lamour), an eligible bachelor (Dick Powell), and a swindler (Victor Moore). The bachelor is in search of investors for his mine but can't seem to get anyone interested enough. The swindler makes his own thousand dollar bills and convinces the bachelor to flash them around; money attracts money. The scheme works, but the swindler's reputation catches up to him and soon the law is after those fake thousands.

There is a reason why this title is so hard to find. It isn't that great. Although the story is fun enough and it boasts a decent cast, Riding High is utterly forgettable. It is one of those wartime movies that is packed with music to entertain the troops "over there," but none of the tunes are memorable and the music takes over the story. Lamour handles her songs well enough, after all, she was a radio star, but Powell has too few songs himself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riding High See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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