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In Old Kentucky (1935)

 -  Comedy  -  28 November 1935 (USA)
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Horse trainer Steve Tapley is caught between the feuding Martingale and Shattuck families. He sides with young Nancy Martingale and her grandfather Ezra, and the feud is to be resolved by a... See full summary »

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Dorothy Wilson ...
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Dr. Lee Andrews
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Arlene Shattuck
Esther Dale ...
Dolly Breckenridge
Alan Dinehart ...
Slick Doherty
Charles Richman ...
Pole Shattuck
Etienne Girardot ...
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Horse trainer Steve Tapley is caught between the feuding Martingale and Shattuck families. He sides with young Nancy Martingale and her grandfather Ezra, and the feud is to be resolved by a horse race between the favorites of each family. Unfortunately, the Martingale's horse, Greyboy, only runs well in mud. And it hasn't rained in a long time. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A great Rogers, Sellon, Robinson show!
9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Commendably pampered by director George Marshall, it's Charles Sellon who almost steals the show from Rogers in what turned out to be the final movie appearances of both comedians. Sellon even enjoys the first shot in the movie and practically closes the curtain as well, allowing Rogers only the briefest of brief fade-outs. Rogers also has competition from Bill Robinson who is handed a number of well-polished solos in addition to a delightful routine in which he teaches Rogers how to high-step (an amusing talent that comes in handy for Rogers in a couple of later scenes).

The rest of the support cast also rates as decidedly strong. Lovely Dorothy Wilson gets plenty of welcome camera attention (although the wonderfully exotic Louise Henry is allowed to outshine her at the ball). John Ince as the pushy sheriff, Etienne Girardot as the maladroit rainmaker, and Charles Richman as the villain also deservedly receive a nice innings. So does Esther Dale. Only Alan Dinehart seems a little short-changed. But you can't accommodate everyone and George Marshall deserves a hearty round of applause for balancing his players so equitably. And this of course is what makes In Old Kentucky so enjoyable. It's not a one-man show, but a divertingly assorted ensemble of talented actors, each pulling their weight to breathe life and vivacity into what was basically even in 1935 a rather hackneyed plot. True, there are enough clever variations on the old story to make the action exciting even in 2007. Even more importantly, however, it's because we identify so much with the characters, that the film becomes so involving. George Marshall is a much under-rated director.

As might be expected, production values are top-drawer, with lots of extras milling around in both elaborate studio and location scenes—and all beautifully photographed by that unsung lensman, Bill O'Connell, whose talent for shooting fast, yet super-effectively, kept him in the "B" league for most of his career.


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