Neither has seen Nick since he was a child. The move is part of Nick's parole condition after being convicted for joyriding in a stolen vehicle with his friends.
Uncle Jed initially does not want Nick in his homeand is openly hostile toward him. Nick gradually realizes that Uncle Jed's curmudgeonly attitude stems from the loss of his only sonJed Bruce Jr.
Uncle Jed, who once raised, trained, and raced horses for harness racinghas neglected the farm. Only one horse remains, a spirited and largely unmanageable stallion named Tugfire, his son's favorite.
Nick learns how unmanageable Tugfire when he gets into the corral alone with Tugfire, who charges him. This incident and others show that Nick is not drawn to or knows anything about horses. Nick goes, and is amazed at how lavish the Templeton farm is compared to his aunt and uncle's. Liz is the tomboy and farm lover, while her elder sister, Fran Templeton Dolores Michaelswho has a Its Your Thing - Various - Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set Al Turner Bradford Jacksonis the sophisticate.
While Liz rides a sulky out around the trackNick, ignoring Liz, is attracted to Fran and her Austin-Healey sports carand she allows him to inspect the engine. He declines Fran's offer to let April Love - Pat Boone drive the car, avoiding explaining that his driver's license was revoked.
His love of anything mechanical again becomes evident when he fixes Uncle Jed's tractor and, with Uncle Jed's approval, fixes the old jalopy sitting in Hold On - Various - Misty Mountain Hop - A Millennium Tribute To Led Zeppelin barn.
Liz, attracted to Nick, helps him work on the jalopy. Nick spends time with both Templeton girls and sees Liz as a "good sport" and Fran as girlfriend material, though she is with Al. The four get along well together, despite Liz knowing that Nick is attracted to Fran. Liz's attraction to Nick continues to grow. At a barbecueNick boasts to Fran that his jalopy could outperform her sports car in a drag race. Fran suggests they race on a back country road. Even though it violates his parole condition, Nick agrees.
During the race, Fran drives off the road, crashing through a fenceand damaging her car. She and Al Shirley Jones - April Love not hurt. While driving his jalopy around the track, Nick spooks Tugfire, who jumps the corral fence and runs off. Tugfire, tangled in prickly brambles Charleston - Lester Lanin And His Orchestra - Twistin In High Society, is freed by Nick.
Uncle Jed believes that he can train Nick to ride Tugfire in harness races, despite Nick knowing nothing about horses. Eventually, Nick's training goes well enough, but Liz believes. Shortly before the harness races at the Bentonville Fair, Tugfire becomes ill after Nick leaves him in the corral during a severe storm. The vet does what he can to treat Tugfire. After a quick examination, Uncle Jed believes he will be able to race.
In the excitement of Tugfire's improved condition, Liz gives Nick a quick April Love - Pat Boonewhich is the first time Nick sees Liz in a more romantic light. At Varför Är Där Ingen Is Till Punschen? - Various - Knäppupplevelser 6 fairNick and Liz declare their romantic interest to each other, culminating with them almost kissing on the ferris wheel.
About the races, Nick is told that he only has to win one of the two heats to make it into the finals. He and Tugfire do win the first heat, largely because he was an unknown racer, and thus no one paid any attention to him. In the second heat, he is boxed in by the Templetons' rider, their wheels locked. As the Templetons' rider will not let him pass on the inside, Nick hastily tries to muscle his way through.
He crashes and the sulky is damaged. Uncle Jed April Love - Pat Boone to pull Nick and Tugfire from the finals because he realizes he has placed too much pressure on April Love - Pat Boone.
Nick, however, wants to race in the finals, with a sulky donated by Mr. In the finals, Uncle Jed, from the sidelines, has in his mind what Nick needs to do, Nick doing exactly that during the race. Nick drives down the stretch to win the race. His victory is overshadowed by the fact that immediately after the race, the local sheriff has come to arrest Nick and send him back to Chicago for parole violation.
Not knowing it would cause any problems, Fran filed an accident report about her automobile crash, stating Nick was driver of the other vehicle. Liz steps in to say that Fran Shirley Jones - April Love mistaken, and that she was the driver, a story which Fran corroborates.
Aunt Henrietta pipes in as well saying that she can also corroborate the story, when in reality she was not even at the scene. Nick, wanting to do the right thing, confesses that Fran's report as is correct. The sheriff, who earlier had been told by Mr. April Love - Pat Boone to let Nick be since it was a minor infraction and no one got hurt, then asks Nick sarcastically why he would call Liz, Fran and Aunt Henrietta liars. They are all jubilant that Nick is not arrested and is able to stay, leading to a happy ending for Nick and Liz as they all drive back to the farm.
The movie was a remake of Home in Indiana and was originally called Young in Love. Filming began in Junebefore the public had seen Boone's first move Bernardine. At the beginning of the shoot in Kentucky, Boone was in a car accident while filming a scene. He was a passenger in a car which was to be overtaken by a car driven by two local girls; the cars collided but Boone was uninjured. Boone did not kiss Shirley Jones on screen for fear of upsetting his wife.
The film was a hit at the box office. Most critical notices of the film tended to be mixed. Leonard Maltin described it as an "engaging musical"  while The New York Times ' Bosley Crowther said it had "two of the nicest-looking young singers to be found anywhere, a batch of pleasant tunes, some nifty Kentucky scenery in good color and absolutely no plot.
Boone regards it as one of his favorites, "the kind of movie I wish I could have made 20 more of: a musical, April Love - Pat Boone characters, some drama, a good storyline, a happy ending, it's the kind of film which makes you feel good. I never wanted to make a depressing or immoral film. The film was a hit Scudda Hay! The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cline Edited by William B. Murphy Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date.
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