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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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Writers:
William Berke (story)
Edwin V. Westrate (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 November 1946 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A STORY OF STOUT WARM HEARTS...OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW OR HOPE TO KNOW (original ad - all caps)
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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


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Runtime:
USA:71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #11886, General Audience)

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Film debut of Harry Carey Jr.See more »
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Possibly Raymond Hatton's best performance, 7 April 2015

Veteran of eventually hundreds of motion pictures, Raymond Hatton was often over-playing and far too exuberant, but in "Rolling Home," he was nigh onto perfect as an old rodeo performer.

It is fun to watch this frequent ham underplaying and looking slim and fit and riding like the long-time cowboy he was, at least in films.

This is a story about his character, and a small-town preacher sought after by a grasping widow, played by the lovely Jean Parker, and a horse and a young grandson.

Russell Hayden gives his usual performance, which is OK, but he seemed often to have trouble enunciating, as if he had badly fitting dentures. He was nearly always likable, but sometimes hard to understand.

"Rolling Home" is finally a pleasant movie, one that lets its viewers feel good about life, especially motion picture life, and that is as much as we usually need to ask of a movie.

I found this by accident on YouTube and once again was seriously irritated by the moronic commercial interruptions. No, the commercials were not themselves so bad, but they popped up often right in the middle of a scene, right in the middle of a speech sometimes, and that is inexcusable.

Still, "Rolling Home" is a good enough movie to put up with the rudeness of the commercial breaks. I recommend it.

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