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Come Next Spring (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 9 March 1956 (USA)
In 1920s Arkansas, after a 12 year absence, reformed alcoholic Matt Ballot returns to his abandoned family but has to win them back and regain his hometown's respect too.

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R.G. Springsteen
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Cast overview:
Ann Sheridan ... Bess Ballot
Steve Cochran ... Matt Ballot
Walter Brennan ... Jeffrey Storys
Sherry Jackson ... Annie
Richard Eyer ... Abraham
Edgar Buchanan ... Mr. Canary
Sonny Tufts ... Leroy Hightower
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Totter
James Westmoreland ... Bob Storys (as Rad Fulton)
Mae Clarke ... Myrtle
Roscoe Ates ... Shorty Wilkins
Wade Ruby ... Delbert Meaner
James Best ... Bill Jackson
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Storyline

Matt Ballot has returned home after 9 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife managed to raise their 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from, and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansas in the 1920s. Written by William Lund <hdccs@telis.org>

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All the warmth and charm of 'The Quiet Man'.

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Drama

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Republic Pictures didn't give this film a proper release, instead dropping it onto the lower half of a double bill, prompting the The Hollywood Reporter to run an item declaring, "Wake up, Republic. You have another Marty (1955) on your hands... Or don't you care?" See more »

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Come Next Spring
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Lenny Adelson
Sung by Tony Bennett
Arranged by Percy Faith (uncredited)
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NOSTALGIA
29 May 2004 | by Michel_RussellSee all my reviews

For some reason whenever I hear the word 'Spring' I inevitably think of the movie 'Come Next Spring' which I remember seeing as a teenager. I thought Ann Sheridan & Steve Cochran were near the end of their careers and this was their swansong and did they know how to capture the whole essence of a small town community going through a crisis. It is warm, gentle and has a loving nature running all through it as though they all knew that the studio was near the end like a lot of the cast in their careers. Even the song I can still remember. Worth a remake? No impossible. It was the film that got away but luckily I have a good memory!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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