In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.
- Mac - a Lumberjack
- Sheriff Tod Bursom
G. Pat Collins
- Mike Malone
- Stable Hand - Tony
- Ches Forrester
- Frank the Barber
Much better than its reputation would lead you to believe...
Screen-version of George Agnew Chamberlain's book concerns determined farm boy in rural small town America training two prize-winning mules to drive; pretty soon, he and the two stubborn creatures are hauling out logs from the forest and making $15/day, which irks the man he bought the mules from as well as his own evil stepbrother. Director F. Hugh Herbert, who also adapted the screenplay, does a terrific job setting the mood of the piece--frisky but also angst-ridden. Lon McCallister is the polite juvenile battling with his father's crude wife and her son for his dad's respect, later butting heads with farmer Tom Tully (in a convincingly angry, blow-hard performance). Although a simple tale of a boy's love for two mules, Herbert keeps the scenario busy with melodrama. Thankfully, it isn't overly-folksy, and the villains (including Anne Revere, in her least-sympathetic role ever) are surprisingly effective. The romance subplot between Tully's blonde, beautiful daughter June Haver and skinny McCallister doesn't quite work (she seems a bit out of his league), but little Natalie Wood is fun to have around spying on her neighbors and getting all the juicy gossip. Solid contract-picture from Fox has an undeserved poor reputation (with its title causing most of the derision), but I was entertained. Look fast for Marilyn Monroe as "Betty" on the church steps. **1/2 from ****
- Dec 17, 2008
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