Broadway Bill

Synopsis: Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Frank Capra
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 nomination.
104 min

What do you say?

Whats eating you?

Same old bugs.

Father'd have a royal

fit if we didn't show up.

We've got to go.

Hang the meeting.

What difference does it make?

Your father'll do all the

talking, and we'll go:

Yes, J.L. Of course, J.L.

I've got a chronic pain in

my neck from nodding.

Don't be a fool.

Lets go throw rock

as the meeting.

You say such stupid things.

Lets do something else.

Why don't you get a zipper?

Some day you'll be calling the

meetings and won't want rocks.

They'd be absolute idiots.

Now hurry up, we're

going to be late.

What about the moon?

Come on.


Good heavens.

I know I'm a pest.

We'll never get there!

I'm serious.

What if I tell you

I'm miserable here...

dying a slow death?

Would you go away with me?

Where to?


where I can make my own

living, do what I want.

The racing business, I suppose.

I'm not interested in

making paper boxes.

Do you really want me

to give up all this?

Why not?

Live not knowing where my next

meal's coming from.

Wait for miracles.

Its better than this.

Doesn't it bother you

your husbands a parasite?

Thats what I am.

There's no use kidding myself.

I've got a job cause I married you.

Father thinks you're

terribly clever.

Thats why the others are jealous.

He has great plans for

you, and someday...

Yeah, I know.

A crown prince.

Good evening, Johnson.

Evening, Mr. & Mrs. Early.

J.L.'s in the study.

Good evening, J.L.

Good evening.


Good evening, father.

Don't scold, I'm on time.

J.L.'s in the study.

You're not the smartest,

but the bestlooking.


Henry, Matilda.

Good evening, father.


Good evening.

Mrs. Brooks, Mr. Brooks.

Hello, Johnson.

J.L.'s in the study.

Yes, sir.

Good evening.


Hello, dad.

Hello, Princess.

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Robert Riskin

Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955) was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra. more…

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