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Rolling Home -- Old time rodeo performer Raymond Hatton and his grandson, (Buzz Henry as Robert Dee 'Buzzy" Henry) arrive in a small town with an injured horse...
Rolling Home -- Former old-time rodeo performer Pop Miller (Hatton) and his grandson (Henry) arrive in a small town with their injured horse. The local minister David Owens (Hayden) welcomes the two to their community and nurses the horse back to health. But the church is in serious debt, and the local wealthy young town widow Frances Crawford (Parker) not only selfishly refuses to help, but looks down her nose at the new town residents. Pop Miller decides to repay the minister's kindness by entering the horse in a surrey race, which he wins, earning enough money to save the small church and earning the respect of the Widow Crawford.


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1 November 1946 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Parker ... Frances Crawford

Russell Hayden ... Reverend David Owens

Pamela Blake ... Pamela Crawford

Raymond Hatton ... Pop Miller
Jo Ann Marlowe ... Sandy Crawford (as Jo Anne Marlowe)
Jimmy Conlin ... Grandpa Crawford (as James Conlin)

Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Gary Miller - Grandson (as Robert Dee 'Buzz' Henry)
Jonathan Hale ... Henry Kane
George Tyne ... Joe

Harry Carey Jr. ... Dobey

William Farnum ... Rodeo Official

Elmo Lincoln ... Racing Official
Milton Parsons ... Charlie Kane
André Charlot ... Dr. Clark

Jimmie Dodd ... Cowboy Guitarist (as Jimmy Dodd)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Rodeo Hand (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Rodeo Hand (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Berke  story
Edwin V. Westrate  screenplay

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Samuel K. Decker .... associate producer (as Samuel L. Decker)
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer
Original Music by
Darrell Calker 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Costume Design by
Jeanne Feintuch (gowns)
Makeup Department
Robert Cowan .... makeup artist
Production Management
Seymour Roth .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seymour Roth .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound (as Hugh McDowell)
Editorial Department
Arthur A. Brooks .... supervising editor
Music Department
David Chudnow .... musical director
Other crew
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete


Additional Details

USA:71 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #11886, General Audience)

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Pastor Takes in Boarders, 16 October 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Rolling Home was produced by Robert Lippert who was soon to found his own studio to produce B films of varying quality. This film is varying quality throughout although it is sincerely made and rather cheaply done.

Russell Hayden appears in one of his few non-western roles as an earnest pastor of a church which as churches always do, has money problems. He's got one easy way of making money if he marries wealthy widow Jean Parker, but Hayden has eyes for her younger sister Pamela Blake.

Into everyone's life comes Raymond Hatton, a veteran rodeo performer who's had his best years way behind him and his young grandson Robert Henry. They have a trailer and an injured horse and no place to stay. Being the good man he is, Hayden takes them in and that raises a few eyebrows though God only knows why.

Jean Parker is the villain of the piece until almost the very end of the film. But she's more like a Cruela DeVille type villainess than anything else. What a woman scorned won't do.

An important plot element is young Henry, Jo Ann Marlowe who is Parker's daughter and best remembered on screen for being Joan Crawford's younger daughter in Mildred Pierce, and Jimmy Conlin all train the horse after he's recovered to enter a trotting race to win a purse and solve all their problems. Even the most naive racing fan knows that pacing and trotting horse have to be taught that gate almost from birth and a horse used to being a roping horse in a rodeo has too much to unlearn to be any good. But why let that little fact get in the way of a good story?

Rolling Home is a sincere enough film and the players have nothing to be ashamed of. But it was a bit ridiculous as well.

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