Broadway Bill (1934) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra and Harry Cohn.
FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN, THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934on Mar 3, 2019 From Caftan Woman
Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen observe the release of Victoria Riskin's book about her famous parents and their 1942-1955 marriage with a blogathon running on March 2nd, here and 3rd, here. Hollywood in 1934 was grappling with the prospect of truly enforcing the Production Code, which w... Read full article
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
“That’s not a family; it’s a disease”: Broadway Bill (1934)on Aug 1, 2014 From True Classics
In 1934, director Frank Capra released the seminal classic?It Happened One Night, a picture?that helped define the relatively new genre of screwball comedy. On the heels of that film’s monumental success, Capra followed up with another comedy,?Broadway Bill. But while?Night?became a perennial ... Read full article
Broadway Bill (1934) (2)By Brandy Dean on Apr 30, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films
Though not exactly “lost” or even “forgotten,” Frank Capra’s?Broadway Bill?(1934) is a delightful movie, that has never gotten the attention of other Capra offerings like?It Happened One Night (1934),?You Can’t Take it With You?(1938) and?Mr. Smith Goes to Washing... Read full article
BROADWAY BILLBy Dan Day Jr. on Apr 28, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
My latest DVD-R purchase from the Warner Archive Collection is 1934's BROADWAY BILL. Why did I get this? Because it was one of the few films directed by Frank Capra that I had never seen. Out of all the features Frank Capra made during his time at Columbia, BROADWAY BILL may be the most obscure. Ca... Read full article
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Frankie Darro plays jockey Williams in both this film and the its remake, Riding High. This saved considerable funds in not having to re-shoot the racing footage for the newer version.
In his autobiography, Frank Capra says he was disappointed in the film, mostly because Warner Baxter was deathly afraid of horses, so that he could not film many warm scenes between them. Baxter was "terrified of being bitten or kicked." It was the primary reason he remade the film Riding High with Bing Crosby, who loved horses.
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