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April Love (1957)

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

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... Nick Conover
... Liz Templeton
... Fran Templeton
... Jed Bruce
Matt Crowley ... Dan Templeton
... 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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18 February 1958 (West Germany)  »

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Pat Boone recorded the song "April Love" backed with "When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano". It was the number one hit for four weeks in 1957 and number two for six more weeks. 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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April Love
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Pat Boone
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nostalgic for harness racing
10 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie because I grew up around harness racing. Pat Boone behind the sulky reminds me of my father who was drawn to the trotters because, unlike thoroughbred jockeys, men of normal height and weight can be drivers.

Yes, the 1944 Home in Indiana is a better movie, but it's also a very different movie. April Love is light and easy to watch, a feel good movie. (Disappointing though that Pat Boone's religious/moral views prohibited him from ever kissing the girl! Quite a change from today's standard fare.) Home in Indiana with Walter Brennan (filmed in black and white with no hint that anyone will ever burst into song) captures the stress and struggle better thereby making the ultimate accomplishment more satisfying but it requires a bigger emotional investment.


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