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The Homestretch (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 4 May 1947 (USA)
A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, ... See full summary »

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writer:

Wanda Tuchock
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cornel Wilde ... Jock Wallace
Maureen O'Hara ... Leslie Hale
Glenn Langan ... Bill Van Dyke III
Helen Walker ... Kitty Brant
James Gleason ... Doc Kilborne
Henry Stephenson ... Don Humberto Balcares
Margaret Bannerman Margaret Bannerman ... Ellamae Scott
Ethel Griffies ... Aunt Martha
Tommy Cook ... Pablo Artigo
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A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace, an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale, who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke, a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant, an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thundering THRILLS! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den stora spurten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 17, 1948 with Maureen O'Hara and Cornel Wilde reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Hale: Who used to fix your shirts before we were married?
Jock Wallace: oh lots of people, Lady upstairs, the lady downstairs, lady across the hall, always ready to lend a helping hand to a poor bachelor, Hey Monkey, come and tie my tie for me.
Leslie Hale: Can't you do anything
Jock Wallace: Nope, Not while I have you around
Leslie Hale: You know, sooner or later you're going to have to learn this for yourself
Jock Wallace: You talk too much
[tries to kiss her]
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Referenced in Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) See more »

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Great Performances from everyone...in this Horse themed film
11 March 2013 | by GregP89See all my reviews

Great Performances from everyone...in this Horse themed film, in addition to British Coronation parade scenes, as well. A true gem of acting chemistry between Leading man Cornel Wilde and leading lady Maureen O'Hara, who performs an surprising emotional crying scene with perfection, even better than actress Halle Berry, Oscar winning 'Monsters Ball' cry scene. However, beautiful actress Helen Walker just about steals every scene she is in with her esquisite beauty, ultra-confident charm and Wit. Lastly, I was amazed by the 1940's era Cardboard Periscope binoculars being utilized as a device to view a parade from behind a massive crowd.


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