This film is one of those clean cut, light hearted, just fun movies. The scenery is beautiful and the plot is simple. Of course watching Pat Boone play a bad boy (I use that term loosely since by today's standards, his behavior would be considered clean cut) is a bit hard to swallow. This movie was quite a bit before my time, but there are 2 reasons why I have a biased liking for this movie. One, it takes place in Kentucky where I happen to have been raised and still live. I think this movie is the best representation for what makes Kentucky such a great place. And 2 I am the grandson of the man that played Ed Hargraves, the horse trainer (Nelson Malone). He only has 2 or 3 lines, but our family looks forward to seeing this film every year and waiting for Nelson Malone to appear and speak his few lines.