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Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | July 1944 (USA)
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

George Agnew Chamberlain (story "The Phantom Filly" in "The Saturday Evening Post"), Winston Miller (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Brennan ... J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt
Charlotte Greenwood ... Penny Bolt
Ward Bond ... Jed Bruce
Charles Dingle ... Godaw Boole
Lon McCallister ... 'Sparke' Thornton
Jeanne Crain ... 'Char' Bruce
June Haver ... 'Cri-Cri' Boole
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Storyline

A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young filly that he plans to race make life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish Char who shares his love for horses. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

All The Thrills Of "Kentucky"! All The Magnificence Of "Maryland"! Come Home To Your Heart in Indiana!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Juvenil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Sam McDaniel (First Swipe), Eddy Waller (Bill) and Joe Bernard. A modern source also lists 'Walter Baldwin' (Ed), George Cleveland (Sam) and Matt McHugh (Dave), all of whom were not seen. The character of "Ed" was played by Francis Ford; Cleveland was offered a part, but turned it down to appear in another movie. See more »

Quotes

J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt: Bless this food and us that eats it. Amen.
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Connections

Version of April Love (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

No Love, No Nothin'
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Partly sung a cappella by June Haver
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Way back home in Indiana
22 September 2013 | by jhkpSee all my reviews

This movie just makes you feel good. And not in any sappy way, but in the freshness of the setting and the characters, the coming-of-age bits that aren't forced, and the way Walter Brennan's character is brought back to life as he re-engages in the thing he loves, horse racing. And the way his wife delights in the transformation. It's a small miracle, brought on by the unexpected: a boy who's a relative is sent to live with the farm couple after he's gotten into trouble back home. At first he's resented but he becomes the catalyst for Brennan's redemption - and finds his own redemption, as well.

A couple of girls (Played by Jeanne Crain and June Haver, both future Fox stars) are in the mix as well, and if you like trotting horses, and racing, you will enjoy this lovely slice of life, with outdoors prominently featured. It should refresh and invigorate you.


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