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Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Western | 3 June 1948 (USA)
"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Beaver Greenway
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Rob McLaughlin
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Nell McLaughlin
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Dr. Kimgrough - Veterinarian
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"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. Escaping gunfire, he runs off one night with a young rancher;s mare, a possible winner of the Governor's Stake trotting race. The mare is recaptured and entered in the race against the horse owned by the father of the young rancher's sweetheart, and this puts a damper on their romance. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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horse | rancher | mare | mountain | wyoming | See All (53) »

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ADVENTURE towering above the majestic Rockies! (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Family | Western

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3 June 1948 (USA)  »

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Los verdes pastos de Wyoming  »

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"Flicka" means "girl" in Swedish. See more »

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Follows Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945) See more »

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Where, Oh Where Is Dear Little Susie (Way Down Yonder in the Papaw Patch)
Sung by Burl Ives
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a terrible disappointment
20 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Mary O'Hara's trilogy, "My Friend Flicka," "Thunderhead," and "Green Grass of Wyoming" have been a treasured part of my life since I was a child. However, the three films made from them vary widely in quality, meaning specifically to their relationships to the books upon which they are based. "My Friend Flicka" is by far the best of the three, and "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka" (as it was renamed) was not bad, though each contains minor changes from the books. However, "Green Grass of Wyoming" is a total disappointment. The plot is changed so much that it bears almost no resemblance to its source. For instance, "Crown Jewel" is made into a harness horse instead of a "superb English Thoroughbred," as she is described in the book, and Burl Ives appears in a totally unnecessary role. Forget this film and go to your local library and read the book (if you can find it). This is one case in which the book is far better than the film!


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