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

You're late.

I know. Its all my fault.

We'll get started.

Want to know it was?

You and Broadway were

talking too long.

Think I'll be thrown into

the Bastille?

You'll be lucky if not beheaded.

Before I go to the

chopping block...

could you dig up a

slug of whiskey?

Whiskey, in this house?

Doesn't anything change

around this mausoleum?

Yes, bedspreads and underwear.

Thats something.

Regarding the Acme

Lumber Company...

we bought it today.

And this morning its become

the Higgins Lumber Company.

I trust that meets

with your approval.

Sure. Naturally.

I trust it meets with yours.

Naturally, J.L.

For the present, it has

no active head...

and shall remain so...

until the one vacant chair here...

becomes suitably populated.

If you're referring to me,

you're wasting your time.

Whats that?

The man I marry won't

care for the lumber business.

Don't be impudent.

I'm sorry.

There's no further

discussion of business...

until after dinner.

I'm happy to say all the Higgins

enterprises are doing well.

All except the Higgins

Paper Box Company.

I'm sorry to report sales have

dropped to a dangerous extend.

I have the figures in front of me.

The first 3 months of

the fiscal year...

style 4, all colors,

dropped 14%.

The Higgins Special we

manufactured for 20 years...

with which we are nationally



The Company needs more

application of its management.

You can't expect a business

to flourish when the head...

is off gallivanting with a horse.

Whats your point?

My point?


Its quite obvious.

You came here 3 years

ago penniless and...

with a questionable background.

Some sort of association with

the racetrack business.

I was broadminded enough

to overlook that.

You and Margaret wanted

to get married and I approved.

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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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