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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 ... Al Turner (as Brad Jackson)
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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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Everything Wonderful Happens in April Love!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sulky Race
Music by Alfred Newman and Cyril J. Mockridge
Performed by Lionel Newman and the 20th Century-Fox Studio Orchestra
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Car-racing in Central Kentucky? With music, no less?
31 May 2001 | by rudy-30See all my reviews

Set in Central Kentucky, we find bad boy Pat Boone(!) as a juvenile delinquent sent to his uncle's farm for rehabilitation. Along the way to recovery he meets Shirley Jones, and gets involved with drag-racers. If this film were made in the forties, we'd see Mickey Rooney riding horses for Walter Brennan. Still, this film is a pleasant time-filler. Pat of course sings the title song, and he and Shirley have a fine time singing at the cook-out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

April Love 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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