Broadway Bill Movie Review Summary

Actors: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Margaret Hamilton, Raymond Walburn

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Based on a story by the famous producer Mark Hellinger, BROADWAY BILL is a movie directed by Frank Capra in 1934.
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Two years ago, Dan Brooks married one of the daughters of J.L. Higgins, the mogul of Higginsville. In charge of one of the factories owned by J.L., Dan Brooks is neglecting his job. He spends his time training "Broadway Bill", a racing horse with a future.

After a board meeting with the Higgins family, Dan Brooks decides to resign and to leave the town. His wife Margaret prefers to stay with her family, hoping that Dan will come back sooner or later. Without any money left, Dan hopes to win the Derby with Broadway Bill. But the horse needs a lot of care and Dan can only offer him an humble stable. Three days before the race, Broadway Bill catches a cold and Dan is desperate. But, finally, his horse will be able to take part in the derby.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Broadway Bill

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   horse Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife Kind of sports story:    -   horse racing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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