Green Grass of Wyoming

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Green Grass of Wyoming
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Louis King
Produced by Robert Bassler
Written by Martin Berkeley
Based on Green Grass of Wyoming  
by Mary O'Hara
Starring Peggy Cummins
Charles Coburn
Music by Adolph Deutsch
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Nick DeMaggio
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • June 3, 1948 (1948-06-03)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Green Grass of Wyoming is a 1948 American western drama film, directed by Louis King, starring Peggy Cummins and Charles Coburn.

The screenplay, written by Martin Berkeley, is based on the third book in the popular, "My Friend Flicka" trilogy, written by Mary O'Hara. The movie follows the further adventures of the McLaughlin family who live on a horse ranch in Wyoming.

The original cast from the first two films did not reprise their roles in the third.

Plot[edit]

Beaver Greenway, a longtime horse owner with a drinking problem, is upset because one of his mares has been lured away by Thunderhead, the wild stallion that previously belonged to Rob and Nell McLaughlin. He goes to Goose Bar Ranch to complain, but the McLaughlins no longer have any control of the horse.

Ken McLaughlin returns home to his parents from a horse-buying trip with Crown Jewel, a trotter. Rob is skeptical about the purchase, more so when Crown Jewel develops altitude sickness in the Wyoming hills.

Ken goes on a date with Greenway's granddaughter Carey. A veterinarian advises Crown Jewel be put down due to its congested lungs, but Beaver Greenway, a former sulky driver, recommends a treatment that works.

Thunderhead returns and lifts the mare's spirits. Crown Jewel is taken to Ohio to compete in the Governor's Cup sweepstakes, where a newly sober Beaver has entered his own horse, Sundown. The rivals split the first two races. Carey is concerned that her grandfather will begin drinking again if he should lose the third and deciding race.

Sundown wins. But all of the McLaughlins are proud of Crown Jewel's effort, particularly when they learn she is pregnant.

Cast[edit]

Listed in credits order:

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