Green Grass of Wyoming
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|Green Grass of Wyoming|
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
|Music by||Adolph Deutsch|
|Cinematography||Charles G. Clarke|
|Edited by||Nick DeMaggio|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||89 minutes|
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.
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.
- Listed in credits order:
- Peggy Cummins as Carey Greenway
- Charles Coburn as Beaver Greenway
- Robert Arthur as Ken McLaughlin
- Lloyd Nolan as Rob McLaughlin
- Burl Ives as Gus
- Geraldine Wall as Nell McLaughlin
- Robert Adler as Joe
- Will Wright as Jake
- Herbert Heywood as Storekeeper Johnson
- Richard Garrick as Old Timer
- Charles Tannen as Veterinarian
- Charles Hart as Old-Timer