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Maryland (1940)





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The success of 1938's Kentucky prompted 20th Century-Fox to come up with the similar (though not entirely identical) horse-racing opus Maryland. After her husband (Russell Hicks) is killed during a fox hunt, Maryland matriarch Charlotte Danfield (Fay Bainter) forbids her son Lee (John Payne) from ever riding or even owning a horse. Lee obedient only until he meets lovely Linda Stewart (Brenda Joyce), the daughter of his father's ex-trainer William Stewart (Walter Brennan, doing a virtual reprise of his Kentucky characterization). In concert with Linda, Lee enters his horse in the fabled Maryland Hunt, an annual steeplechase event. The outcome of the race is instrumental in weakening Charlotte Danfield's anti-equestrian stance, but Stewart, alas, isn't around long enough to fully bask in his restored glory. Much of Maryland was filmed on location, gorgeously lensed in Technicolor by George Barnes.


Walter Brennan
as William Stewart
Fay Bainter
as Charlotte Danfield
John Payne
as Lee Danfield
Charlie Ruggles
as Dick Piper
Marjorie Weaver
as Georgie Tomlin
Sidney Blackmer
as Spencer Danfield
Ben Carter
as Shadrach
Paul Harvey
as Buckman
Robert Lowery
as Tom Bolton
Ed Thorgersen
as Announcer
Frank M. Thomas
as Veterinarian
Cliff Clark
as Sheriff
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Carrington
William B. Davidson
as John Addison
Clarence Muse
as Rev. Bitters
Robert J. Anderson
as Lee Danfield (age 7)
Dick Jones
as Lee Danfield (age 11)
Patsy Lou Barber
as Linda (age 5)
George H. Reed
as Uncle Henry
Thaddeus Jones
as Brother Moses
Clinton Rosemond
as Brother Dickey
Gladden James
as Court Clerk
E.E. Clive
as Club Member
Terry Moore
as Linda (age 8)
Jesse Graves
as Uncle Ben
Olive Ball
as Sister Mousie
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