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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 »

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(story "The Phantom Filly" in "The Saturday Evening Post"), (screenplay)
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Cast

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Charlotte Greenwood ...
Penny Bolt
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Jed Bruce
Charles Dingle ...
Godaw Boole
Lon McCallister ...
'Sparke' Thornton
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'Char' Bruce
June Haver ...
'Cri-Cri' Boole
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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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horse | uncle | indiana | aunt | youth | See All (28) »

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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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July 1944 (USA)  »

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Amor Juvenil  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Lon McCallister is "introduced" in the credits as one of the "three young players in their first featured roles," he was a featured player in Stage Door Canteen (1943). See more »

Quotes

J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt: Bless this food and us that eats it. Amen.
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Connections

Featured in The Fighting Lady (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Know
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Partly sung a cappella by June Haver
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Good Casting Buoys Farm Film
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who like horses and horse racing, "Home in Indiana" offers a pleasant diversion.

Focusing on three in the cast, this was Jeanne Crain's first notable role, and what a "natural" she is. Completely at home before the camera, she shows early on her quintessential "girl-next-door" charm.

Paired with the equally "boy-next-door" Lon Mcallister, the two are perfect together. Lon came with a full list of juvenile film roles, and looked like the personification of a callow Indiana farm boy.

As for the amazing Walter Brennan, this was just another of his inexhaustible number of roles, always appearing much older than he actually was.

A further look at Brennen's folio, he made a whopping 63 films in three years (1933-35)! Can you imagine that? I can't.

The three together, along with Charlotte Greenwood as the proverbial "farm marm," offer a most convincing group of typical ranchers, struggling between corn crop mores and big city conventions--the latter represented by June Haver.

And those mares--absolutely beautiful!


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