We were all pulling for Maggie O'Brien back then. She had been a child star in the early 40s and we all fell in love with her. So, when he was a teen ager and made this film at 17, we wanted her to make it. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. Even the great character actors Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood and Sasha Kinsky couldn't add to a racehorse story that stirred about as much excitement as watching a dog scratch fleas. She played the guitar, looked cute and tried to be charming but that's a far as it went.
Her age mate, Jane Fonda, was waiting in the wings and would take off. Both Margret O'Brien and Jane Fonda were born the same year but Jane had the talent and Maggie couldn't market hers.
Such are the blessings of the muses. If this film rolls around sometime on the late show-- there's no video or DVD at this writing-- give it a look-see. Maggie was cute and talented. It's worth seeing.
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