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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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Come Next Spring
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Lenny Adelson
Sung by Bob London
Arranged by Ned Freeman
Performed at the Hallowe'en Dance
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Excellent Movie
11 November 2007 | by htre2003See all my reviews

I remember seeing "Come Next Spring" in the late 50's. I have never forgotten this movie. Its a good family story that provides the family with a second chance at love. Seeing a broken family reunited was a breath of fresh air. Would like to buy it if available. Steve Cochron played an excellent role as a down and out drunk. He worked himself back into the family by reestablishing himself as a responsible man. James Best and Walter Brennan played interesting characters that worked hard at protecting the family that Steve Cochron had left behind. At the end of the movie the neighbors united to help the family. It was especially nice to see Sonny Tuffs helping Steve Cochron save his daughter. This was after both of these men had fought for the love of the women that Steve Cochron had left behind. Is this movie available to buy or to record????????????. Very interested. If available to buy or record please contact htre2003@satx.rr.com


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