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Riding High (1950) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra.

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Broadway Bill and Riding High (Frank Capra, 1934 and 1950)

By Judy on May 28, 2016 From Movie Classics

I’m still on the blogathon trail! This is my contribution to the Animals in Film Blogathon, which is being hosted by Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Please do go along and look at the other postings. Horse-racing tale Broadway Bill was clearly a story which meant a lot to... Read full article


The High Chaparral: Still Riding High After All These Years

By Rick29 on Sep 23, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The cast of The High Chaparral. By the mid-1960s, Western family sagas--spurred by the popularity of Bonanza--dominated the U.S. television landscape. In addition to the Cartwrights, there were the Barkleys (The Big Valley), the Lancers (Lancer), the Shermans (Laramie), the McCains (The Rifleman), ... Read full article


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Through the use of archive footage from the 1934 film Broadway Bill, Forrester Harvey manages to appear as the trainer of "Gallant Lady" in this 1950 film despite having died in 1945. In addition, Harry C. Bradley died in 1947, Alfred P. James died in 1946, Louis Natheaux died in 1942 and Harry Semels died in 1946, and all had footage from the earlier film edited skillfully into this film.
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.
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 and The Fighting Kentuckian.
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