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Follow the Sun (1951)

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (article), Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Ben Hogan
Anne Baxter ... Valerie Hogan
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Williams
June Havoc ... Norma
Larry Keating ... Sportswriter Jay Dexter
Roland Winters ... Dr. Graham
Nana Bryant ... Sister Beatrice
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The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

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Two kids from Texas who fought their way back to the top of the world! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Invencível See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though normally taciturn (if not downright rude at times), Ben Hogan coached Glenn Ford for this film. Hogan then gave Ford the set of clubs he used to win the US Open. See more »

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Referenced in Caddyshack II (1988) See more »

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A Wonderful Golf Movie
28 August 2007 | by tpendletonSee all my reviews

I gave this movie a 10 rating, not because it was that good of a film (it wasn't), but because to me it brings back memories of my teenage years. I saw this movie when it was released in 1951. I was 15 at the time and interested in nothing but golf. I watched the movie three times. I would have watched it over and over had it not been removed from the local theater. Even at that young age, I was a student of the game. I was intimately familiar with Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and all the other great names in golf at that time. I had even seen most of them play in person in tournaments. I even fantasized about becoming a golf pro. I played golf whenever I could. Unfortunately, in the 40's and 50's, money was tight. And parents didn't pay a lot of attention to their children's career goals, especially if they involved becoming a sport's figure. My dreams were dashed early. Thank goodness, I can still watch FOLLOW THE SUN and relive my teenage fantasies.


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