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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

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 Wade Ruby ... Delbert Meaner
James Best ... Bill Jackson
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Storyline

Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife managed to raise their 14-year-old daughter and 12-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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celui qu'on n'attendait plus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Arkansas Traveler
(uncredited)
Music by Sanford Faulkner
Heard during the fight sequence in Steiner's score
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A must see for anyone who loves Americana!
19 November 2006 | by RalphRoeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as the lower half of a double feature when it was released in 1957. I cannot recall the main feature, but the quality of "Come Next Spring" has been up front in my memory bank ever since. I have searched for it on DVD or VHS and never found it. Ann Sheridan was so totally believable as a middle aged country woman. It was by far the finest work Sonny Tufts ever did. Walter Brennan, Roscoe Ates and the entire supporting cast were superb. No one could have guessed it was a Republic production, for every major production value was in this picture. If anyone knows where a copy can be obtained, I would love to know.


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