Going Places (1938)

84-85 mins | Musical comedy | 31 December 1938

Director:

Ray Enright

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Production Designer:

Hugh Reticker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer's song "Jeepers Creepers" was nominated for an Academy Award. Two earlier films, both entitled The Hottentot, were based on the same source. Thomas H. Ince Productions made a version in 1923 starring Douglas MacLean, and Roy Del Ruth directed the story for Warner Bros. in 1929, starring Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.2598 and F2.2599). ...

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Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer's song "Jeepers Creepers" was nominated for an Academy Award. Two earlier films, both entitled The Hottentot, were based on the same source. Thomas H. Ince Productions made a version in 1923 starring Douglas MacLean, and Roy Del Ruth directed the story for Warner Bros. in 1929, starring Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.2598 and F2.2599).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
17 Dec 1938
p. 3
Film Daily
28 Dec 1938
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
6 Aug 1938
pp. 8-9
Hollywood Reporter
17 Sep 1938
pp. 8-9
Hollywood Reporter
17 Dec 1938
p. 3
Motion Picture Daily
21 Dec 1938
p. 8
Motion Picture Herald
8 Oct 1938
p. 26
Motion Picture Herald
24 Dec 1938
p. 41
New York Times
7 Jan 1939
p. 6
Variety
11 Jan 1939
p. 12
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cosmopolitan Production; A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Hottentot by Victor Mapes and William Collier, Sr. (New York, 1 Mar 1920).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
SONGS
"Say It with a Kiss," "Oh, What a Horse Was Charlie," "Mutiny in the Nursery" and "Jeepers Creepers," music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 December 1938
Production Date:
early Aug--late Sep 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
15 December 1938
LP8497
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
84-85
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4586
SYNOPSIS

Peter Mason, a salesman in a sporting goods store, calls his boss Frome's attention to the need for more advertising. Frome points out that they have a contract with steeplechase jockey Peter Randall to represent them, but he is in Australia. Franklin Dexter, a fellow salesman, proposes that Peter pose as Randall to represent the store at the Maryland Steeplechase. Although he cannot ride, Peter reluctantly agrees. At the hotel, Ellen Parker and her aunt, Cora Withering, introduce themselves to Peter and invite him to a party at their home. Two racetrack habituées, Maxie and Droopy, also introduce themselves to Peter. They have seen Jeepers Creepers, an unmanagable horse who will only respond to the song Jeepers Creepers. They want to bet on the horse and think Peter will be able to manage him. Peter refuses, protesting that he cannot really ride, but at the Witherings' party, he accidentally lands on Jeepers Creepers and rides him. Ellen is impressed and as Peter is in love with her, he agrees to ride her horse, Lady Ellen, in the race. Maxie and Droopy, however, force Peter into riding Jeepers Creepers. Peter arranges for the horse's trainer, Gabe, to follow the race with a band playing his song. Despite the fact that the horse leaves the track to follow the band, Peter wins the race. Frome promotes Peter, who makes up with Ellen. Only Dopey is unhappy because he bet on another ...

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Peter Mason, a salesman in a sporting goods store, calls his boss Frome's attention to the need for more advertising. Frome points out that they have a contract with steeplechase jockey Peter Randall to represent them, but he is in Australia. Franklin Dexter, a fellow salesman, proposes that Peter pose as Randall to represent the store at the Maryland Steeplechase. Although he cannot ride, Peter reluctantly agrees. At the hotel, Ellen Parker and her aunt, Cora Withering, introduce themselves to Peter and invite him to a party at their home. Two racetrack habituées, Maxie and Droopy, also introduce themselves to Peter. They have seen Jeepers Creepers, an unmanagable horse who will only respond to the song Jeepers Creepers. They want to bet on the horse and think Peter will be able to manage him. Peter refuses, protesting that he cannot really ride, but at the Witherings' party, he accidentally lands on Jeepers Creepers and rides him. Ellen is impressed and as Peter is in love with her, he agrees to ride her horse, Lady Ellen, in the race. Maxie and Droopy, however, force Peter into riding Jeepers Creepers. Peter arranges for the horse's trainer, Gabe, to follow the race with a band playing his song. Despite the fact that the horse leaves the track to follow the band, Peter wins the race. Frome promotes Peter, who makes up with Ellen. Only Dopey is unhappy because he bet on another horse.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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