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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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The real life love story of two kids from Texas See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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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Reviews miss the point
21 July 2011 | by sonomacaSee all my reviews

Although Ford couldn't play golf worth a lick, Hogan himself supervised the golf scenes (and much else). He slyly inserted rare golf lessons into the film, but as with anything Hogan you've got to look very carefully. Also, there is rare footage of Hogan colleagues Demaret, Snead, and Middlecoff. Forget the fact that the film is Hollywood treacle. This is a treasure for modern-day golfers attempting to understand Hogan's mastery of the golf swing.

The film still hasn't been released on DVD or Blu-Ray, and is rarely if ever seen on cable. The greatest golf film ever made gathers dust as Hogan's legions desperately search for more information about the man who understood more about golf than anyone has ever known about any sport (except, perhaps, for Ted Williams).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow the Sun 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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