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Kentucky (1938)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  30 December 1938 (USA)
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Greene ...
Jack Dillon
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John Dillon - 1861 (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Karen Morley ...
Mrs. Goodwin - 1861
Moroni Olsen ...
John Dillon - 1938
Russell Hicks ...
Thad Goodwin Sr. - 1861
Willard Robertson ...
Bob Slocum
Charles Waldron ...
Thad Goodwin - 1938
George Reed ...
Ben
Bobs Watson ...
Delmar Watson ...
Thad Goodwin Jr. - 1861
Leona Roberts ...
Grace Goodwin
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Auctioneer
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Southerner
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Storyline

During the Civil War, two of the oldest families in Kentucy,the Dillons and the Goodwins, begin a long and bitter feud that has lasted into 1938. When Jack Dillon refuses to enter his father's banking business he,under an assumed name, gets a job as a trainer in Sally Goodwin's stables. A romance develops between them. When Sally's father dies, the entire estate---including the horses---has to be sold at auction to pay his debts. A note turns up left by Sally's father that according to a wager made between him and the elder Dillon, any one horse in the Dillon stable can be claimed by the Goodwins. Complications arise when Sally finds out that Jack is a Dillon. Written by Les Adams <longhorn'939@suddenlink.net>

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A glorious tradition inspires a great picture...and the romance of the BLUE GRASS COUNTRY! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

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Release Date:

30 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die goldene Peitsche  »

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Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Around three hundred African American extras were utilized throughout the course of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #11.23 (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
(uncredited)
Traditional German Christmas carol
Played by the Band at the Kentucky Derby
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A horse lovers dream!
12 January 2004 | by (Morgantown, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Frankly, I paid less attention to the plot than to the horses in the early part of the film. My God, where did they get those magnificent animals? Golden Chimes, Grenadier, Torch Bearer were worth the whole film to a horse lover! And the films of the great horses of the period, especially Man o' War, are a special treat. However, having to sit through Bobs Watson, probably the worst child actor in history, is really an effort. Little Bobs didn't cry, he BLUBBERED, with his cheeks swollen like balloons, and that whiney, squally voice--! Oh, well, I guess you can't have everything. Enjoy the horses and forget the rest!


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