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The Great Dan Patch (1949)

Passed | | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 22 July 1949 (USA)
Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman (as Joe Newman)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ... David Palmer
Gail Russell ... Cissy Lathrop
Ruth Warrick ... Ruth Treadwell
Charlotte Greenwood ... Aunt Netty
Henry Hull ... Dan Palmer
John Hoyt ... Ben Lathrop
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Chet Williams
Clarence Muse ... Voodoo
Harry Lauter ... Bud Ransome
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... Dan Patch - Horse
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Storyline

David Palmer, a young chemist, returns to his father's Indiana farm, to marry a local school teacher, Ruth Treadwell. David meets again his father's horse-trainer, Ben Lathrop, whose daughter, Cissy, has left high school to help her father. Palmer marries and becomes wealthy through an invention, and is able to indulge his socially-ambitious wife. His father dies and Palmer returns to Indiana, where his interest in harness-racing is rekindled, as is his interest in Cissy Lathrop. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Harness Racing's Great Drama! See more »


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My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night
Written by Stephen Foster
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Heartwarming Horse Race Story with fine performances
11 January 1999 | by BubbiSee all my reviews

A good family film with a lovely performance from Gail Russell. It is a fine film for race fans. It will entertain the younger set also.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ride a Reckless Mile See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

W.R. Frank Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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