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Kentucky (1938)





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The blue grass of Kentucky was seen in three-strip Technicolor for the first time in this rambling racetrack drama. Sally Goodwin (Loretta Young) falls in love with Jack Dillon (Richard Greene), but the arrangement is complicated by a decades-old feud. Sally's uncle Peter (Walter Brennan, who won his second Academy Award for this appearance) has hated Jack's family ever since sides were chosen up in the Civil War. Jack secretly trains Peter's horse for the Kentucky Derby, causing the old man to nearly withdraw from the event out of pique. All is forgiven when the horse wins, but Brennan dies of the excitement, and his eulogy is read by a member of the family with whom he'd been feuding for nearly 70 years.

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Loretta Young
as Sally Goodwin
Richard Greene
as Jack Dillon
Walter Brennan
as Peter Goodwin
Douglass Dumbrille
as John Dillon
Karen Morley
as Mrs. Goodwin, 1861
Moroni Olsen
as John Dillon II, 1937
Russell Hicks
as Thad Goodwin, Sr., 1861
Charles Waldron
as Thad Goodwin, 1937
Bobs Watson
as Peter Goodwin, 1861
Delmar Watson
as Thad Goodwin, Jr., 1861
Leona Roberts
as Grace Goodwin
Charles Lane
as Auctioneer
Harry Hayden
as Racing Secretary
Robert Middlemass
as Track Official
Meredith Howard
as Susie May
Stanley Andrews
as Presiding Judge
Frederick Burton
as Presiding Officer
John Nesbitt
as Commentator
Joan Valerie
as Lucy Pemberton
Walter Miller
as Cavalry Sergeant
Lee Shumway
as Sergeant
John Elliott
as Purchaser
Lee Murray
as Palisades' Jockey
Willie Saunders
as Postman's Jockey
Bobbie Thomson
as Blue Grass' Jockey
Robert Lowery
as Dance Partner at Ball
Douglas Wood
as Race Track Patron
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Kentucky is the first film I have seen which has been made by its colour.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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