Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl.Written by
Kieran Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pop Goes the Weasel
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You'll have a hard time finding a prettier movie full of nastier people
Wow what a dumpster fire this one is. I have to give it credit for surprising me. At first glance I expected the usual corny homespun drama in luscious Technicolor that was commonplace at the time. Well I was right about the Technicolor. It's full of unlikable characters in toxic relationships, most of whom are plotting to hurt one another emotionally or physically. The opening scene has our hero angrily encouraging his father to murder his stepmother. We'll soon find out why because she and her son are pieces of work. Then the dad decides to bail and leave the son with these creeps. Don't even get me started on the romantic plot that is all kinds of gross thanks to June Haver's character being manipulative and conceited. Finally we have mules. Yes, mules. They're kind of the point of the whole movie if you can suffer through the nasty people to get to it. Noteworthy only for being the film debut of Marilyn Monroe (blink and you'll miss her). It's a good looking but thoroughly unenjoyable picture due to the detestable characters. A waste of fine actors like Anne Revere, Walter Brennan, and Henry Hull.
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