Riding High

Synopsis: A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Frank Capra
Production: Paramount Pictures
112 min

J. L... Yes, J. L... Yes, J.L.

- I've been waiting a half-hour!

- Not now, Mel. I'm busy.

Got to get all his sons-in-law

on the phone.

Main, 674.

Board of directors' meeting tonight.

This is the 1 st, you know.

They all know it's the 1 st.

They know there's a meeting tonight.

The whole town knows it.

Higgins Iron Works?

Higgins, Higgins, Higgins.

That's not a family,

it's a disease!

Arthur Winslow talking.

Oh, yes, Mrs. Peterson. Yes.

I just want to remind you there's

a board of directors' meeting

at J.L.'s house tonight

at 7 sharp.

Oh, yes, Mrs. Peterson.

Oh, you know me,

"Never Late" Early.

No, Mrs. Peterson, Mr. Brooks

hasn't been in all day.

I don't know.

It's got to be cut lower.

I've told you 100 times, lower!

Madame, I told you 200 times,

there's a limitation.

There will be at least

1,000 people...

All right. So what?

It's my wedding, not my funeral!

- Who is it?

- Your father's secretary.

What does that old bag want? Hello?

Well, how do I know where

Dan Brooks is?

Please help me locate him!

You know how strict your father is

about the meetings.

Well, he's not under my bed.

All right, I'll get him to the meeting

as I got him to all the others.

He's probably out

with that stupid horse.

Come on, Whitey! You're heading

into the stretch. Let him roll!

Come on! Let him roll!

Let's see if we got a horse.

Kick it out of low, princess.

Come on.

Oh, Bill. Oh, Bill. Come on, boy.

- What'd he make it in?

- Huh?

- What'd he make it in?

- 1:

- Is that good?

- Good?

Honey, on a cowpath like this,

for a 3-year-old, that's flying.

Here, Bill. Come on, boy.

Mr. Brooks, this animal

just ain't human.

He's a flier, isn't he?

- What'd he do it in?

- 1:

Great day in a morning!

With me on him?

He's diseased with speed.

It's a nice way to be sick.

Isn't he a beauty, princess?

Oh, you said it.

Oh, we're proud of you, Broadway Bill.

Steady, Bill.

- How's that ankle?

- Feels cool.

- He made it.

- Well, what's this?

- Path news comes to Higginsville?

- No, that's Skeeter.

- Skeeter?

- Miss Alice taught him to do that.

- I have many talents.

- Well!

Broadway Bill, you got a mascot

like a stakes winner. Big stuff, huh?

Is it true horses get so attached to

mascots they won't run without them?

Yeah, that's true,

but I think a jockey's useful too.

Hey, Whitey, get those bandages off

and go to walking him, huh?

Dan? When you put racing shoes

on him, can I help you?


Say, you know more about

this horse than I do.

You been hanging around

the stable quite a bit, huh?

Want to make something of it?

No, but don't you let

Emperor Higgins catch you.

He'll ship you off to the salt mines.

Emperor Higgins

doesn't even know I'm alive.

I'm just the young brat in the family.

Well, you will stay single.

Why don't you get married

and give him another son-in-law.

Yes, I know. Someone to take care

of another Higgins enterprise.

Not little Alice.

OK, but marriage is getting

popular, you know.

I'm going to post soon.

Don't get shut out.

Been a long time since I've seen

a horse work that good.

Dan, why don't you?

Yeah, I should. Why don't I what?

Imperial Race Track

opened last week.

Oh, no. No more of that hobo stuff

for Dan Brooks.

He's getting married.

Gonna be a solid citizen.

Don't do it, Dan. Don't marry a Higgins.

Don't marry any Higgins.

You'll just rot here,

like the rest of us.

Princess, you've got

a very attractive little nose,

but keep it out of my business

or I'll twist it off for you.

- You're a fool!

- Well, I'm a happy one.

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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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