Ronald Reagan Appears as Jack Withering in "Going Places"

Dick Powell and Anita Louise are the nominal stars of the horse-racing comedy Going Places (1938), but Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong steals the show as a groom whose rendition of "Jeepers Creepers" has such a calming effect upon an obstreperous horse of the same name that it settles down to become a champion. Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren won a Best Song Oscar nomination for "Jeepers Creepers." The song later would be sung in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Day of the Locust (1975), The Cheap Detective (1978) and the recent horror thriller of the same title directed by Victor Salva.