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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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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 »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

The Whiffenpoof Song
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Tod B. Galloway
Lyrics by Meade Minnigerode and George S. Pomeroy
Sung a cappella by Bing Crosby, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, and joined by the restaurant diners
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first-rate capra-crosby
17 February 2011 | by crimmins325See all my reviews

i had heard of Riding High but never saw it until TCM presented the film a few weeks ago. thoroughly entertaining. thoroughly capra, with a few songs thrown in. thoroughly bing. what a combo. some stock capra personnel such as clarence muse, bill demarest (his usual grouchy self),charles lane (when i last heard, he passed his 100th b'day a few years ago). douglas dumbrille, jimmy gleason and etc. etc. "sunshine cake", camptown races", "the horse told me" round out the story musically. colleen gray was nice as the younger sis who won bing in the end. the big race was exciting; had me rooting as if it were for real. you can tell the scenes borrowed from "broadway bill", the grandstand showed the gals in early 30's garb in a 1950 movie. no wonder capra made another pic with bing, "here comes the groom".


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