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Riding High (1950)

Bing Crosby , Coleen Gray , Frank Capra  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford, William Demarest
  • Directors: Frank Capra
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002ERX0O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,524 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Riding High" on IMDb

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RIDING HIGH tells the story of a horse trainer who is down and out and looks to his horse to win the big race and get him back on his feet.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE!!!! January 20, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I just recently got this movie and have watched it twice. I absolutely love it! Don't listen to those who gave this movie 1 star..... it's definetly a 5 star! Bing's performance is just awesome! He was always such a truthful actor, and in this movie you can really see his own personality come into the character. And I thought Coleen Gray's performance was very good also. I think that she portrayed her character perfectly. I really enjoyed the music also. And "Sunshine Cake" was not "sentimentality at its most obnoxious" as one reviewer said.......the characters were just being goofy and having fun, and I really enjoyed it (people shouldn't take things so seriously). This movie has become one of my favorites, and I highly recommend it. It's a light, fun, and humorous movie with some really charming scenes and songs.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Joy August 18, 2000
By A Customer
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I love the energy and enthusiasm of Capra's films, and I disagree with Maltin's description of the film as "unmemorable entertainment." I have seen it twice and hope to see it again. There is such a high level of quality throughout...not only in the techniques of film making, but in the incredible appropriateness of the acting...body language, facial expressions, interactions between characters, and so on. I suppose I am old fashioned, but I don't see this level of quality in many of today's films. Sure our technology is awesome, but what do we do with it...Make some pretty stupid, boring films in which people walk around like zombies, speaking lines they don't seem to understand, and don't utilize their faces or bodies to support the scenes. I find this film uplifting and exhilarating, and completely entertaining from beginning to end. Capra claims in his autobiography that he wanted to do this remake Broadway Bill because Warner Baxter, the original star, was nervous around horses, and did not really acheive what Capra wanted. I have not yet seen Broadway Bill, so I can't compare... but this remake contains original 1934 footage ingeniously integrated into the ca. 1951 scenes. An actor from 1951 engages in a telephone conversation with someone who was filmed in 1934! Great fun.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Joy August 18, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I love the energy and enthusiasm of Capra's films, and I disagree with Maltin's description of the film as "unmemorable entertainment." I have seen it twice and hope to see it again. There is such a high level of quality throughout...not only in the techniques of film making, but in the incredible appropriateness of the acting...body language, facial expressions, interactions between characters, and so on. I suppose I am old fashioned, but I don't see this level of quality in many of today's films. Sure our technology is awesome, but what do we do with it...Make some pretty stupid, boring films in which people walk around like zombies, speaking lines they don't seem to understand, and don't utilize their faces or bodies to support the scenes. I find this film uplifting and exhilarating, and completely entertaining from beginning to end. Capra claims in his autobiography that he wanted to do this remake Broadway Bill because Warner Baxter, the original star, was nervous around horses, and did not really acheive what Capra wanted. I have not yet seen Broadway Bill, so I can't compare... but this remake contains original 1934 footage ingeniously integrated into the ca. 1951 scenes. An actor from 1951 engages in a telephone conversation with someone who was filmed in 1934! Great fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 15, 2014
By cateyap
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Great movie too bad they don't make them like that any more
Bing is a real hoot!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful insinuations of clever gobble heads January 1, 2014
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Your natural tendencies abolished. They abstain from injury and despotism. We remark on your tallies. She inquires after the abolished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favs! August 14, 2013
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With his signature charm, spell-binding voice, and honest acting, Bing Crosby demonstrates why he was the pied piper of the entertainment industry for 30 years. Plus, it's an amazing horse film! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic May 30, 2013
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Bing Crosby with a great supporting cast and a great story line and a lesson to be learned: money means nothing if you aren't happy. I thought the remake was much better than the original film (Broadway Bill).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A TREAT
THE MOVIE WAS A GREAT OLD 1940S SHOW,,,, WELL WORTH THE MONEY IN MEMORIES ALONE..GOOD DEAL ALL AROUND..,,THANKS FOR THE EFFORT BG
Published 16 months ago by BOB G
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable movie if you are a 'Bing' fan and don't mind the original...
A lesser known but quite enjoyable movie of Bing involving a racehorse and a love affair. Fans of Bing Crosby need to see this one. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Craig E. Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but...
On the whole this is a nice romantic comedy, but ***SPOILER*** the horse dies towards the end which ruined it for me.
Published on December 29, 2009 by Kittynutt
4.0 out of 5 stars Horse Sense
Bing Crosby is quite good in this movie, neither a straight-up crooner nor half a comedy act.
He plays a rather ordinary fellow who gets mixed up with an extraordinarily... Read more
Published on October 24, 2008 by 2manymovies
5.0 out of 5 stars ..."THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING AT DEL MAR".....
...This is a fun film about, "King Turf" and all the varied characters on the backside of any and all racetracks...it's a satire about thourough/bred racing big/small... Read more
Published on May 13, 2007 by Christopher E. Sarno
1.0 out of 5 stars "A STINKER!"
I am quoting Humphrey Bogart in the above title of this review. He was referring to a film his own production company, Santana Productions, made called "Sirocco. Read more
Published on August 2, 2002 by Elaine Campbell
1.0 out of 5 stars Capra near his worst
This film marks the beginning of the end for Frank Capra. His creativity appears to have deserted him -- he makes extensive use of footage from his own, far superior Broadway Bill. Read more
Published on July 25, 2002
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