Cast & Crew
After his twenty-first birthday party, ace jockey Buddy Doyle, who is known as the "Whoop-te-doo Kid" because he sings the phrase to his horse during competition, defies the curfew of his trainer, Sleepy Jones, and sneaks out of his rooming house to visit nightclub singer Babe Ellis. When Sleepy hears the popular Buddy in a radio broadcast from the inn where Babe works, he retrieves his charge and warns him about the dangers of womanhood. Buddy, however, ignores Sleepy's advice and sneaks out every night to see Babe at the inn. Concerned that Buddy's social life will affect his performance in the upcoming Camden Stakes, horse owner Pop Blake, who is also Buddy's foster father, tells him that unless he ends his romance with Babe, he will be replaced in the lineup. Furious, Buddy takes Babe's suggestion that he quit Pop's stable and ride for Wally Weber, the owner of the inn. Although Buddy insists that Weber use another jockey in the Camden Stakes, Weber tricks him into riding against Blake's ace horse, Six Shooter. In retaliation, Buddy sings to Six Shooter during the race, which inspires the horse to win. Afterward, the judges accuse Buddy of throwing the race and suspend him indefinitely from competition. Kicked out of every racing circuit in the United States, Buddy ends up working as a singing waiter in Tijuana, Mexico. Eventually Sleepy tracks down Buddy and convinces the owners of the bar where he works to buy Six Shooter and enter him in the Tijuana Handicap. Although his suspension has been lifted, Buddy, recalling his previous humiliations, refuses to ride his old horse until Babe, who has put up Six Shooter's entrance fee, begs him to try to overcome his fears. Inspired by Babe and Sleepy's devotion, Buddy finds his courage and wins the race. A few years later, Buddy and Babe are the proud parents of a budding "Whoop-te-doo Kid."
Clarence H. Wilson
The working title of this film was The Whoop-te-doo Kid. Charles R. Rogers made his producing debut at RKO Pathé with this picture. Variety incorrectly lists Mike Donlin in the role of "The Dude," a part credited on screen to Tom Jackson. It is not known if Donlin appeared in another role in the film. A Film Daily news item lists Luis Alberni, George Kuwa, Armand Kaliz, Tyler Brooke, Michael Visaroff, Russ Powell and George Harris as cast members, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed.