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April Love (1957)

A young man visiting his relatives' farm in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

George Agnew Chamberlain (novel), Winston Miller (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Pat Boone ... Nick Conover
Shirley Jones ... Liz Templeton
Dolores Michaels ... Fran Templeton
Arthur O'Connell ... Jed Bruce
Matt Crowley Matt Crowley ... Dan Templeton
Jeanette Nolan ... Henrietta Bruce
Bradford Jackson Bradford Jackson ... Al Turner (as Brad Jackson)
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Storyline

Chicagoan Nick Conover received a suspended sentence for being caught joyriding in a stolen car, with his driver's license suspended indefinitely. Nicky's problems are seen as running around with the wrong crowd. Nicky's sentence is predicated on him living at the run down Kentucky horse farm of his Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Jed Bruce, who he hasn't seen since he was a child. The judge figured this more wholesome environment would get Nicky away from his bad influences. Henrietta wants to be a part of Nicky's salvation, but Jed doesn't trust the fact of a delinquent being under his roof, although he has other more personal reasons not having to do with Nicky for his initially antagonistic relationship with his nephew. Nicky doesn't rebel against farm life, but ends up gravitating toward anything mechanical, especially the sports car owned by sophisticated Fran Templeton - the elder daughter of Dan Templeton, who owns the luxurious neighboring horse farm - and by association Fran ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de abril See more »

Filming Locations:

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley saw this movie in 1957. In 1962 and 1964, he worked with co-star of the film Arthur O'Connell. See more »

Goofs

Again, the plot takes place in a town named Bentonville, but when Nick is pulled over for speeding by the motorcycle officer, the emblem on the motorcycle reads "LPD," which stands for Lexington (Ky.) Police Department, where the movie was shot. In fact, that area was in the county (the city and county have since merged), so the arresting officer would have been with the Fayette County Sheriff. See more »


Soundtracks

April Love
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Pat Boone
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Yea for the Horse Trainer... my Dad...
10 April 2007 | by jlm-janSee all my reviews

I would like to comment on the movie April Love. It's one of my all time favorites because my father, Nelson Malone plays the horse trainer. I remember distinctly when Hollywood came to Lexington, KY, where we were living at the time to make April Love. My Dad had been in numerous plays and was a talented man. I talked him into going to try out for one of the bit parts offered, and lo and behold he came home w/the script. How exciting is that! Also, a number of my classmates were in the crowd scenes -- especially the ones shown at the amusement park. It's very nostalgic every April when I see the movie being shown once again, and the song April Love by Pat Boone is still played on the radio. Timeless and reminiscent of a time long gone when you see the movies they make today w/all the sex, foul language and violence. It would be refreshing to see more movies like April Love come back into focus...


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