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Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Western | 3 June 1948 (USA)
In Wyoming, several ranchers have their prized mares stolen by a big wild white stallion and must recover them before the Governor's Stake trotting race day.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Martin Berkeley (screenplay), Mary O'Hara (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Peggy Cummins ... Carey Greenway
Charles Coburn ... Beaver Greenway
Robert Arthur ... Ken McLaughlin
Lloyd Nolan ... Rob McLaughlin
Burl Ives ... Gus
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Nell McLaughlin
Robert Adler ... Joe, Wrangler
Will Wright ... Jake Willis
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Storekeeper Mort Johnson
Richard Garrick ... Charlie - Old-Timer
Charles Hart Charles Hart ... Old-Timer
Charles Tannen ... Dr. Kimgrough - Veterinarian
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Storyline

"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. Escaping gunfire, he runs off one night with a young rancher;s mare, a possible winner of the Governor's Stake trotting race. The mare is recaptured and entered in the race against the horse owned by the father of the young rancher's sweetheart, and this puts a damper on their romance. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ADVENTURE towering above the majestic Rockies! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Flicka" means "girl" in Swedish. See more »

Connections

Follows My Friend Flicka (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Thunderhead
Written by Burl Ives
Sung by Burl Ives
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a terrible disappointment
20 March 2007 | by vironprideSee all my reviews

Mary O'Hara's trilogy, "My Friend Flicka," "Thunderhead," and "Green Grass of Wyoming" have been a treasured part of my life since I was a child. However, the three films made from them vary widely in quality, meaning specifically to their relationships to the books upon which they are based. "My Friend Flicka" is by far the best of the three, and "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka" (as it was renamed) was not bad, though each contains minor changes from the books. However, "Green Grass of Wyoming" is a total disappointment. The plot is changed so much that it bears almost no resemblance to its source. For instance, "Crown Jewel" is made into a harness horse instead of a "superb English Thoroughbred," as she is described in the book, and Burl Ives appears in a totally unnecessary role. Forget this film and go to your local library and read the book (if you can find it). This is one case in which the book is far better than the film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los verdes pastos de Wyoming See more »

Filming Locations:

Strawberry Valley, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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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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