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The Homestretch (1947)

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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Your Kind of Romance! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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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 »

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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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A little known O'Hara film
1 June 2007 | by ratline-1See all my reviews

I searched this movie, because I have a photo of this 1947 film title on the marque of the almost new Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo. (Built in 1942). The Fremont still stands alone, uncut up and shows first run movies in the heart of this Central California coastal college town. (Cal Poly). The Fremont is also the main theater for the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

I stood in line three years ago to shake Howard Keel's hand on opening night. Yes, they were showing Kismet and Keel stood out front by the box office to greet everyone who was coming for the SLO Film Festival's opening night. Then when I mentioned that I was a stage manager for a college production of "Oklahoma!" guest starring John Raitt, Keel wanted to talk longer, as he said he and Raitt played golf almost every day in southern California.

Cornell Wilde's "Naked Prey" was the last good movie he starred in. Two favorite Maureen O'Hara movies of mine are the original "Miracle on 34th Street" with John Payne and Natalie Wood, and the every popular "Quiet Man" with John Wayne. If you visit the Irish village of Cong, you'll discover that this was the local for the John Ford film. They still point out the building that was the pub in the movie, and throughout this unchanged village you'll find stills from "The Quiet Man" framed on the walls of various restaurants. Ashford Castle faces the town of Cong and can be seen in the film. You can also stay at Ashford Castle and play 9 holes of golf out front, accompanied by a youthful Irish caddy.

I'd like to see more readers comment on films on this site, otherwise it will get filled up by people like me making comments about the cast.


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