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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:

Winston Miller (screenplay), George Agnew Chamberlain (based on a novel 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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the fair, the carousel plays the movie theme; exactly as a carousel also played the theme of Shirley Jones' preceding staring film "Carousel" in that movie. See more »

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The car did not enter as a Mercury, but as a 1942 Ford and ended as a '47 or '48 Ford. See more »

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Music by Alfred Newman and Cyril J. Mockridge
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Wonderful Picture
5 April 2013 | by malcolmjamesSee all my reviews

This is the type of picture I still love.I saw this at the pictures when it came out in West London in 1957 and again fell in love with Shirley Jones. I loved this type of film, wonderful music as usual from the Fox studio,no violence. I just bought the DVD from Amazon and really enjoyed it. I would love to know if the houses uses in this picture and the track still exist. I would take this film with me when Icheck out to that great race track in the sky. Thank you residents of Kentucky for your input here especially about the trainer getting the job. I do hope that somebody reads this and thanks everybody there for the contribution to this picture.


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