The Boy from Indiana (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 March 1950 (USA)
Farmboy raises his colt to be a champion race horse.


John Rawlins


Otto Englander (original screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Lon McCallister ... Lon Decker
Lois Butler Lois Butler ... Betty Richards
Billie Burke ... Zelda Bagley
George Cleveland ... Robert Bruce Mac Dougall
Texas Dandy Texas Dandy ... JoJo, the Horse (as Texas Dandy America's Famous Quarter Horse)
Allen Church Allen Church ... Corbett
Jerry Ambler Jerry Ambler ... Burke
Rol Laughner Rol Laughner ... Wilkinson
Victor Cox Victor Cox ... Thorne
Robert Pollard Robert Pollard ... Dr. Huffins
William Peterson William Peterson ... Dr. Maynard
Herb Jacobs Herb Jacobs ... Harry
Jeanne Patterson Jeanne Patterson ... Pretty Girl


This is not a story about a farm-boy raising a horse to be a champion. It is about a happy-go-lucky young man from Indiana, Lon Decker, who has aspirations of becoming a sportswriter. During his wanderings around the middle-and-southwest sections of the U.S. he meets a shrewd old man, "Mac" Dougal, who has more than a touch of larceny in him, and likes to ensure his bets on Quarter-Horse races by doping a horse or two here and there. He leaves a lot of race tracks in a hurry. The old man also owns a quarter-horse (horses bred to run in quarter-mile races only), who appears to have seen better days. But 'Jo'Jo" the horse is a champion racer, although his owner prefers not to let that be known, especially when setting up a race with an established thoroughbred, for big money. He intends to relieve rancher Zelda Bagley of some of her money in just such a race. But "Jo-Jo' gets gored by a bull. Will 'Jo-Jo" recover in time for the Big Race? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance | Sport


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Release Date:

1 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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Blaze of Glory See more »

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1.37 : 1
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