This is the warm-hearted story of a wholesome Terry Moore, whose late uncle Willie (James Gleason) is reincarnated as a thoroughbred horse. At least, as far as Ms. Moore is concerned, he is... See full summary »
A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
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Joseph H. Lewis
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For audiences who had just seen Larry Parks rise to fame in his "Jolson" roles, this must have seemed a bit of a stretch for the actor in 1948--a swashbuckling role tailored for an action star. But to his credit, Parks gives a believable performance as the man who wants the clans to stop feuding so he can marry his sweetheart (Ellen Drew) and live a peaceful life happily ever after.
It's all filmed in gorgeous settings with lush Technicolor values and there's a stirring background score by Hugo Friedhofer with Scottish themes filling the soundtrack.
A good supporting cast of Columbia players includes Ray Collins, Marc Platt, George Macready, Edgar Buchanan and Michael Duane. Ellen Drew makes a lovely heroine in a strictly one-dimensional role.
Purely predictable escapist stuff, it's handsomely packaged, good for light entertainment and moves at a quick pace. The color photography is mighty impressive.
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