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Riding High U rating

The sedate peace of Victorian England is disrupted by bumbling comedian Claude Dampier and that miracle of modern transport - the penny farthing...

Comedy 1939 mins


Popular comedian Claude Dampier is seen at his best here, as he disrupts the sedate peace of Victorian England in his attempt to help a village blacksmith win both a bicycle race and the girl. Can the blacksmith's new bicycle design triumph over his rival's trusty penny farthing?

Further entertainment is provided by a bevy of can-can dancers and a 'minstrel' show - still a popular form in the late-30s, when few objected to 'blackface' representations that we find disturbing today.