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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 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 Thunderhead: Son of Flicka (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I Married a Wife (I Wish I Were Single Again)
Sung by Burl Ives
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Breezy, silly, quite enjoyable despite derivative elements...
13 October 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Peggy Cummins, adopting an amusing Irish burr, plays one of those dungaree dolls who are crazy about horses and the neighboring teenage boy, wearing her blonde hair in tight pigtails and taking a stern hand with her hard-drinking, rough-hewn grandpa as if she were in-training to be his wife. The script for this family film, based on Mary O'Hara's book--and sort of a second-cousin to her popular sagas "My Friend Flicka" and "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka"--is perfunctory without being exciting, and the movie is so well-scrubbed it's beatific. Narrator Burl Ives also appears, playing a guitar-strumming ranch-hand (he entertains at the teen-dance singing the totally inappropriate novelty, "I Wish I Were Single Again") and Charles Coburn is Cummins' grandfather, who blames a mythic wild horse from running off with his mares. Charles G. Clarke's picture-postcard photography was Oscar-nominated, and deservedly so: his rich Technicolor panoramas display beautiful blue skies and vast mountain terrain, handsome ranch houses nestled in the hills and even horses who seem satisfied. The climax at the sulky races isn't a crowd-pleaser, but the film may placate animal-lovers even though it's all been done before. **1/2 from ****


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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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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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