Alexis Smith does, and we know from the start she will end up with him. Famous author Zachary Scott does, and we know from the beginning he will leave this bucolic area and go back to the city where he belongs. Peggy Knudsen does but she is a rich tramp and she will, we know, end up with maybe her money but nothing else.
Ronald Reagan is adequate as the vet. The others are all right. Scoot is a little more sympathetic than he was in some other movies of that time. Smith turned in this same performance many times, though that's what was known as typecasting. It wasn't her fault. She redeemed herself over two decades later on Broadway, in "Follies." People who are upset by such things -- people like me -- be advised: a horse dies. It's integral to the plot, though not milked for pathos. However, it is sad.
The movie, with what seems to be an A cast, is very slender and unengaging..
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