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That's My Man (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 June 1947 (USA)
A poor young man is finally able to achieve his dream of running a horse at the track, but when he starts becoming successful, he begins to lose sight of what mattered to him before.

Director:

Frank Borzage
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Cast

Cast overview:
Don Ameche ... Joe Grange
Catherine McLeod ... Ronnie Moore / Grange
Roscoe Karns ... Toby Gleeton
John Ridgely ... Ramsey
Kitty Irish Kitty Irish ... Kitty
Joe Frisco ... Willie Wagonstatter
Gregory Marshall Gregory Marshall ... Richard Grange, the Son
Dorothy Adams ... Millie
Frankie Darro ... Jockey
Hampton J. Scott Hampton J. Scott ... Sam
John Miljan ... Secretary
William B. Davidson ... Monte - Racing Steward
Joe Hernandez Joe Hernandez ... Race Track Announcer
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... Joe's Racehorse
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A poor young man is finally able to achieve his dream of running a horse at the track, but when he starts becoming successful, he begins to lose sight of what mattered to him before.

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FRANK BORZAGE'S fast moving story of love and excitement! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Race Track See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (1953 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 14, 1947 with Don Ameche and Catherine McLeod reprising their film roles. See more »

Soundtracks

Wonderful One
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Whiteman and Ferde Grofé Sr.
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Well made, but slow paced and overly sentimental

Sweet, sentimental romantic drama about a good man who sincerely loves his wife but who's gambling addiction continually sabotages their relationship. The first 20 minutes or so is fun and engaging meet-cute romantic comedy, but then the movie turns dark.

In 2014 the film became available for the first time on DVD in it's original length. After initial release in 1947, had only been seen rarely and in a heavily edited version. The DVD image and sound are fairly good; it looks to be a new video transfer made from a decent quality archival print.

The production looks surprisingly plush, given it was made for Republic Pictures.

I found the film well acted, especially by Don Ameche, whose unusual for him, calm and underplayed performance made the story a lot more credible than it would have been otherwise. The female lead gave a believable performance, but lacked star quality that would have made her character's tribulations more watchable.

Unfortunately, I found the film slow moving and overly sentimental. I became bored, especially with the overly repetitious plot.


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