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Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Western | 3 June 1948 (USA)
"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. ... See full summary »


Louis King


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 »




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


"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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Plot Keywords:

horse | rancher | mare | mountain | wyoming | See All (53) »


The Rolling Green Range Rings with the Excitement of the Greatest Adventure the New West Has Given the Screen! (original ad) See more »


Drama | Family | Western


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Release Date:

3 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los verdes pastos de Wyoming See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, Ohio, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Followed by My Friend Flicka (1955) See more »


The Ballad of Thunderhead
Written by Burl Ives
Sung by Burl Ives
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Wonderful movie, about love between two horses, and the adorable Peggy Cummins that lifts up the entire movie.
2 January 2015 | by Alex_KjellbergSee all my reviews

A lovely film, you get happy seeing it, and it's easy going an. The two horses that have the lead roles in the movie are adorable beautiful (stallion is white, and the mare bang black).

My personal benefit was Beaver Greenway (Charles Coburn) fine acting together with his granddaughter, and exceptionally adorable Carey Greenways (played by Peggy Cummins), which is absolutely phenomenal in the manner she treats his grandfather.

This film will apparently be Marilyn Monroe's sixth film, where she will be one of the dancers in a brief scene in the middle of the movie, but I could not see her. For those who like horses, is a must movie to watch ;-)

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