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The Homestretch (1947)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 1947 (USA)
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A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, ... See full summary »

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Jock Wallace
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Leslie Hale
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Bill Van Dyke III
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Kitty Brant
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Doc Kilborne
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Don Humberto Balcares
Margaret Bannerman ...
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A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace, an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale, who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke, a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant, an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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4 May 1947 (USA)  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 17, 1948 with Maureen O'Hara and Cornel Wilde reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Hale: Who used to fix your shirts before we were married?
Jock Wallace: oh lots of people, Lady upstairs, the lady downstairs, lady across the hall, always ready to lend a helping hand to a poor bachelor, Hey Monkey, come and tie my tie for me.
Leslie Hale: Can't you do anything
Jock Wallace: Nope, Not while I have you around
Leslie Hale: You know, sooner or later you're going to have to learn this for yourself
Jock Wallace: You talk too much
[tries to kiss her]
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24 October 2004 | by (Manasquan, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a kid, and it really impressed me. Of course, my tastes were simple; but I thought both Cornel Wilde and Maureen O'Hara were gorgeous, and I was just beginning to "appreciate" the romance between a man and a woman. Also, I was still young enough to appreciate horses. It will live in my memory as one of my young favorites. I guess this movie was made in Cornel Wilde's "heyday." Maureen O'Hara seems to have had a longer "shelf life." She was still good in "Only the Lonely." I was sorry to see that Wilde died several years ago of leukemia. I read O'Hara's bio, "'Tis Herself," and enjoyed it. Also when I was a kid, I enjoyed O'Hara with Henreid in "The Spanish Main."


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