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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 »

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... Carey Greenway
... Beaver Greenway
... Ken McLaughlin
... Rob McLaughlin
... Gus
Geraldine Wall ... Nell McLaughlin
... Joe, Wrangler
... Jake Willis
Herbert Heywood ... Storekeeper Mort Johnson
... Charlie - Old-Timer
Charles Hart ... Old-Timer
... Dr. Kimgrough - Veterinarian
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"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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horse | rancher | mare | mountain | wyoming | See All (53) »

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

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Drama | Family | Western

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3 June 1948 (USA)  »

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Los verdes pastos de Wyoming  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Flicka" means "girl" in Swedish. See more »

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Follows Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945) See more »

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I Married a Wife (I Wish I Were Single Again)
Sung by Burl Ives
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Great Animal Acting
25 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Back in the sixties, when I was growing up in Lancaster, Ohio, I had heard that part of 1948's Green Grass of Wyoming was shot in Lancaster, because they wanted to film at a picturesque racetrack and grandstand setting for the harness racing scenes. I never saw the film until now, and I was delighted that it is true. On the site of the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, they filmed some wonderful action scenes. They even pronounced the name of the city correctly.

I did think, though, it was strange that the film has the two owners of two horses take them all the way from Wyoming to Lancaster, OH to race them.

A side note: the first shot of the race track and environs might look like an aerial shot, but it was taken from the top of Mt. Pleasant, a large mountain that rises above Lancaster, situated in the adjacent Rising Park. This mountain is a geological oddity in an area known for its rolling hills.

I found the movie enjoyable. It is a coming-of-age story about a young horse lover (Carey) and a neighbor boy (Kenny). Amidst the beautiful scenery of Wyoming and Utah, they raise horses, with hopes of owning a champion trotter.

I really enjoyed Peggy Cummin's portray of Carey. She has a beautiful voice and glows on screen.

It is also fun to see a young Burl Ives. He sings and narrates.

The highlights of the film for me were the action scenes involving animals. I have no idea how they got the horses (and other animals) to do what they did.


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