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The Great Dan Patch (1949)

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

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(as Joe Newman)
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Ruth Treadwell
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Aunt Netty
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Dan Palmer
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Ben Lathrop
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Chet Williams
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Voodoo
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Bud Ransome
Highland Dale ...
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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WHAT A TIME FOR LIVING!...AND WHAT A GREAT LOVE STORY THEY LIVED! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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22 July 1949 (USA)  »

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Ride a Reckless Mile  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Can't Get You Then - Can't Get You Now
Written by Martin Broones
Sung by Clarence Muse
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surprisingly good
29 August 2005 | by (florida, usa) – See all my reviews

I got this movie in a package and thought that it did not look like anything that I would like. I'd never seen Dennis O'Keefe, who is quite watchable... He plays a pretty good role, as does Ruth Warwick as his highly unlikeable, social climbing wife... Lots of good character parts, although the woman that Dennis thinks of leaving his wife for is a bit on the boring side, tho true blue. This is no Seabiscuit, and there are no huge surprises; however, for a fluff movie, the issues of divorce and possible adultery are quite intriguing (for the era). So you see, I thought the movie was much more about the people. I can't quite tell if my comments look as if I liked the movie or not... I did like the movie.


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