Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Great Dan Patch (1949)

United Artists
Directed by Joe Newman
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A chemist from Chicago returns to his rural home town in order to marry a local school teacher. He would prefer to stay there and breed race horses in the family tradition, but his soon to be wife convinces him that society life in the city would be better. Unsurprisingly, their marriage turns sour when he spends more time visiting the farm than impressing neighbors and friends with his wife. Not only that, he gradually realizes he is falling in love with the much younger girl who works with his promising race horse. The resulting melodrama takes center stage over the more interesting look at horse racing, but still worth a look for fans of the genre.

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