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The Great Dan Patch (1949)

Passed  -  Adventure | Biography | Drama  -  22 July 1949 (USA)
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Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch.

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Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
David Palmer
Gail Russell ...
Cissy Lathrop
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Ruth Treadwell
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Aunt Netty
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Dan Palmer
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Ben Lathrop
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Chet Williams
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Voodoo
Harry Lauter ...
Bud Ransome
Visalia Abbe ...
Dan Patch, a Horse
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David Palmer, a young chemist, returns to his father's Indiana farm, to marry a local school teacher, Ruth Treadwell. David meets again his father's horse-trainer, Ben Lathrop, whose daughter, Cissy, has left high school to help her father. Palmer marries and becomes wealthy through an invention, and is able to indulge his socially-ambitious wife. His father dies and Palmer returns to Indiana, where his interest in harness-racing is rekindled, as is his interest in Cissy Lathrop. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 July 1949 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Loved the movie, even though it isn't history
29 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is about 30% accurate, but manages to capture the essence and appeal of the big horse, Dan Patch. The horse was unbeaten in 11 years of racing on the track and, by all accounts, kind and gentle off the track. The level of the horses appeal can be measured by the fact that the day after the horse died, the owner, M. W. Savage, also died. I believe the two female leads turn, Gail Russell and Ruth Warwick turned in exceptional performances, with Ms. Warwick giving a performance of award-Winning caliber. Maybe Claire Trevor deserved the best supporting actress Oscar that year, but I think Ms. Warwick deserved at least a nomination. The rest of the cast gave workmanlike performances. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but, in this case, fiction can make a better movie than fact.


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