Broadway Bill Overview:

Broadway Bill (1934) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra and Harry Cohn.


A sunny Capra comedy about a lover of the ponies who abandons his marriage and a job at his father-in-law's business in order to race his beloved thoroughbred Broadway Bill. He raises everyone's ire except for Loy, his unmarried sister-in-law, who believes in his dream. Capra liked the story so much he made it again in 1950 as Riding High.

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FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN, THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934

on 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


By 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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Douglass Dumbrille, Ward Bond and Charles Lane all play the same roles in the remake, Riding High, although the respective character names are different.
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.
Modern prints carry the Paramount logo before the opening credits and after the closing credits due to the fact that the film is now owned by Paramount, who bought the rights in order to produce the remake Riding High.
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