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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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Jed Bruce
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Godaw Boole
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'Sparke' Thornton
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'Char' Bruce
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'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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 2, 1944 with Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, Jeanne Crain and June Haver reprising their film roles. 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

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played in the score often
Played by the band at a race track
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Charming lead performance from Lon McAllister.
23 February 2004 | by (New York, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

Your reaction to HOME IN INDIANA will depend entirely on whether you are a horse racing fan or at least a fan of films about horse racing. Since I am neither, I found this movie pretty dull going except for the acting and human interaction.

Walter Brennan and Charlotte Greenwood are very good in the early part of the film and are convincing as the tough, unsentimental guardians of Sparke, played by Lon McAllister. Jeanne Crain is fresh and likable and was clearly a face, body and personality to watch, though she looked much prettier and sexier a year later in STATE FAIR. June Haver presents us with her doll-like perfection and seems as bright, chilly and inhuman as ever (she later became Mrs. Fred MacMurray after a stay in a convent).

The real find here was Lon McAllister. Poised and completely charming, he had an easy way with dialogue, an expressive face and an ingratiating smile. This should have been the beginning of big things for him, but it wasn't. Too bad the perky, Mickey Rooney boy-next-door types were going out of fashion (Rooney himself never regained the stardom he enjoyed before he went into the military during WWII.) McAllister ought to have succeeded in television, but perhaps he tired of show business. Wonder what happened to him after this?


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