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Smoky (1946)

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Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Frank Denton
Esther Dale ...
Mrs. 'Gram' Richards
Jeff Nix
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Jim, the Cook
Willie (as The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives)


Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the head cowhand is doubtful about Clint and fears that since he refuses to talk about himself, he must have some dreadful secret in his past. Clint and Smoky become close to each other, weathering the hardships of Western life and the suspicions of others together, until one day, Smoky tragically vanishes. Will Clint ever see him again? Written by melissa-bur

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Drama | Family


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July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Will James' Smoky  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Slim Pickens. See more »


When Smoky is dragging a wounded Clint, the horse is plainly dragging a dummy, as evidenced by the stiffness of the 'body' and, in one instance, by the dummy's hand getting caught on the stirrup, leaving the crooked arm poking up into the air in an extremely unnatural position. See more »


Clint Barkley: [as Julie prepares to untape his ribs] Oh, don't, don't, don't, don't, don't!
Julie Richards: I haven't even started!
Clint Barkley: Yes, but you were going to.
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Remade as Smoky (1966) See more »

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30 January 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is Fred MacMurray's BEST movie! It is awesome! It makes you laugh, cry, and rejoice at the end. The music is outstanding. The actors are great! The horse is beautiful. It is such a heartwarming story, one you will never forget once you have seen it. i don't understand why it is not available on vhs or dvd. There is another version with different actors available of this movie, i have it, but it's not near as good, doesn't rate compared to this movie version. PLEASE make it available to purchase! i'd buy it in a heartbeat! Thanks! GOD BLESS! : )

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