- Introduction by Frank Capra Jr.
- Subtitles: English
- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 31, 2004
- Originally Released: 1934
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Introduction: Frank Capra Jr.
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 09/30/1994
"...It's amazing how many of the early, relatively obscure Frank Capra films hold up as well as some of his big guns..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
From Frank Capra, the award winning genius behind It Happened One Night and Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, comes this rediscovered gem, Broadway Bill. Warner Baxter (42nd Street) and career honorary Oscar recipient Myrna Loy spurn high society to pursue their hearts' desires in this winning blend of comedy and romance. Baxter's love is horseracing, although track aficionados say he doesn't have a prayer of a chance. Loy's love is Baxter, although he at first is blind to her attentiveness. Assisted by stable groom Clarence Muse (one of the first inductees in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame), the two leads share laughs, tears and triumph as they saddle their dreams on a beloved colt named Broadway Bill. The horses are at the gate...enjoy!
A sunny Frank Capra comedy about a wealthy industrialist (Warner Baxter) who abandons his marriage and a job at his father-in-law's business in order to race his beloved thoroughbred Broadway Bill--raising opposition from everyone except his unmarried heiress sister-in-law (Myrna Loy), who believes in his dream. Capra liked the story so much he made it again in 1950 as RIDING HIGH.
This comedy-drama was directed, and then -- over twenty years later -- remade, by Frank Capra. Dan Brooks cares more about his thoroughbred Broadway Bill than for his wife Margaret or his job at father-in-law J. L. Higgins's business. When the beloved horse's fate is in jeopardy, Dan leaves his dead-end life and Margaret behind for the uncertain destinies of the race track. There, he and Broadway Bill find out what they're made of, and J. L. Higgins's unwed daughter, Alice, who secretly loves Dan, makes a surprise appearance...
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- Remade in 1950 as "Riding High" by the same director, Frank Capra.