A young man visiting his relatives' farm in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.

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Nick Conover
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Liz Templeton
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Fran Templeton
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Jed Bruce
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Dan Templeton
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Henrietta Bruce
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Al Turner (as Brad Jackson)
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Chicagoan Nick Conover received a suspended sentence for being caught joyriding in a stolen car, with his driver's license suspended indefinitely. Nicky's problems are seen as running around with the wrong crowd. Nicky's sentence is predicated on him living at the run down Kentucky horse farm of his Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Jed Bruce, who he hasn't seen since he was a child. The judge figured this more wholesome environment would get Nicky away from his bad influences. Henrietta wants to be a part of Nicky's salvation, but Jed doesn't trust the fact of a delinquent being under his roof, although he has other more personal reasons not having to do with Nicky for his initially antagonistic relationship with his nephew. Nicky doesn't rebel against farm life, but ends up gravitating toward anything mechanical, especially the sports car owned by sophisticated Fran Templeton - the elder daughter of Dan Templeton, who owns the luxurious neighboring horse farm - and by association Fran ... Written by Huggo

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18 February 1958 (West Germany)  »

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Trivia

Elvis Presley saw this movie in 1957. In 1962 and 1964, he worked with co-star of the film Arthur O'Connell. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is testing his hot rod car around the horse corral the car starts out as a Mercury then, after the horse jumps the fence, it switches to a Ford. See more »

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Referenced in This Is Your Life: Shirley Jones (1971) See more »

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April Love
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Pat Boone
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The very best of Pat Boone
29 May 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film dozens of times ever since it was released when I was a kid. Of course I was, and still am a Pat Boone fan and I also like Shirley Jones. What you get is two very wholesome, attractive young people in a delightfully happy story which rekindles memories of an age of innocence and respect. Maybe that is why it is so refreshing in the 21st century The tunes especially the title track were recorded when Boone's voice was at its best. It is no major drama but the characters are likable and believable and its charm is in it's feel-good factor. I have met Pat Boone and he is a genuinely nice guy on and off the screen. This movie is one which will always rekindle fond memories.And for that, I will always be grateful.


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