Monday, January 9, 2017

Going Places (1938)

Academy Awards, USA 1939

Best Music, Original Song
Harry Warren (music)
Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
For the song "Jeepers Creepers".

Warner Bros.
Directed by Ray Enright
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Department store salesman Dick Powell poses as a horse jockey at a prestigious race as an advertising stunt. He promises to ride the horse of a pretty debutante to impress her, but instead is coerced into riding a wild horse named Jeepers Creepers by a couple of gamblers. Louis Armstrong and his band save the day, since the horse favorably responds to his trumpet playing. Silly story with outdated racial stereotypes, poor Louis Armstrong is forced to sing to a horse.

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