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Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | July 1944 (USA)
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »



(story "The Phantom Filly" in "The Saturday Evening Post"), (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Complete credited cast:
Penny Bolt
Jed Bruce
Charles Dingle ...
Godaw Boole
'Sparke' Thornton
'Char' Bruce
'Cri-Cri' Boole


A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young filly that he plans to race make life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish Char who shares his love for horses. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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All The Thrills Of "Kentucky"! All The Magnificence Of "Maryland"! Come Home To Your Heart in Indiana!


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Release Date:

July 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Juvenil  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The St. Petersburg Florida Evening Independent of August 10, 1944, reviewed the movie and had this to say about June Haver: "This June Haver is young and pretty with a nearly perfect figure which was displayed with a lavishness that makes one wonder how the Hays Office ever let it get by the censors. June wore fewer clothes, in two sequences, than I have seen anybody wear in a picture since the Hays Office took over. As she is decidedly worth looking at in that very scanty attire, the wonder is that the footage was not eliminated." See more »


J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt: Bless this food and us that eats it. Amen.
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(Back Home Again in) Indiana
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Main theme played in the score during the opening and closing credits and as incidental music
Played at the carousel in the first scene
Played by the band at a race track
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Warm, but not Sappy
18 December 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Hard not to like this picturesque celebration of America's heartland. Sure, it's idealized, filmed as though it stepped off the pages of a glossy Town and Country magazine. And that's along with a super-engaging Crain and McCallister whose two youthful innocents seem worlds away from today. Add Brennan and Greenwood as the tough-love adults and it's a great core cast. The values are strictly family and conservative-- right down to grace before dinner-- but in a non-sanctimonious way.

Director Hathaway paces the spare plot nicely so that events never drag. McCallister's got to get surrogate dad Brennan back into the horse business. But to do that, he must win a trotter's race (an Indiana specialty), and in the process develop eyes for the de-glamorized tomboy Crain who's stuck on him. Naturally there are complications, including Haver's glamorous rich girl who proves a temporary distraction. But, surprise, surprise, things do work out in the end.

No, they sure don't make 'em like this any more, right down to the Huck Finn swimming hole and Greenwood's stern mother figure looking like she stepped off that famous American Gothic painting. Hollywood's nostalgia factory was hitting on all eight with this warm, non- sappy tale. I guess my only reservation is why they went to Kentucky to film a tribute to Indiana. Oh well, we're probably lucky they didn't cut corners and do it in the studio backlot.

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