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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.

Director:

Frank Capra

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Dan Brooks
Coleen Gray ... Alice Higgins
Charles Bickford ... J.L. Higgins
Frances Gifford ... Margaret Higgins
William Demarest ... Happy
Raymond Walburn ... Prof. Pettigrew
James Gleason ... Racing Secretary
Ward Bond ... Lee
Clarence Muse ... Whitey
Percy Kilbride ... Pop Jones
Harry Davenport ... Johnson
Margaret Hamilton ... Edna
Paul Harvey ... Whitehall
Douglass Dumbrille ... Eddie Howard
Gene Lockhart ... J.P. Chase
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Storyline

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frank Capra's Riding High See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Hardy could have played himself in this movie, as he was a regular at the Santa Anita Racetrack. For a short time, he owned a stable of horses. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Horse Told Me
(1950) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Bing Crosby, M.A. Bogue, Garry Owen, Candy Candido and others
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Great fun.
13 October 2004 | by misspaddyleeSee all my reviews

I have fond memories of seeing Frank Capra's "Riding High" on the late show and when it came available on DVD I wanted to share it with my fourteen year old daughter. A girl of great taste, my daughter is already a Bing Crosby fan and "Riding High" is a marvelous way to introduce youngsters to great character actors. Frank Capra always used the best actors to tell his stories and this time out he reached back to his original filming of the story ("Broadway Bill") for a fabulous cast. Raymond Walburn, Margaret Hamilton, Clarence Muse are pros who always delight. What great fun to see Oliver Hardy. William Demarest cracked us up as "Happy". Irving Bacon as the lunch counter man, Percy Kilbride, Ward Bond, Dub Taylor, Gene Lockhart. A who's who of the people who made the golden age of movies truly golden. "Riding High" has heart, songs and laughs. Gather the kids and have a great time.


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