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The Great Dan Patch

Released Jul 22, 1949 1h 34m Drama List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
After the death of his father, a horse trainer, scientist David Palmer (Dennis O'Keefe) devotes himself to Dan Patch, a harness-racing horse. When the horse's driver takes ill, David drives Dan to a record time at a Kentucky track. When David refuses to sell the farm, his wife (Ruth Warrick) divorces him. With his attention now focused on his horse, David grows closer with trainer Cissy Lathrop (Gail Russell). As they fall in love, Dan Patch tries for racing glory. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member It sounds like a interesting movie. I saw the poster at a library in Savage. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite quality performers like Charlotte Greenwood and Gail Russell this is just another horse opera. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A minor, but sweet film. The cast isn't very exciting but it's a good story. A bit slow moving at times. Nothing special, but quite watchgable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After the death of his father, a horse trainer, scientist David Palmer (Dennis O'Keefe) devotes himself to Dan Patch, a harness-racing horse. When the horse's driver takes ill, David drives Dan to a record time at a Kentucky track. When David refuses to sell the farm, his wife (Ruth Warrick) divorces him. With his attention now focused on his horse, David grows closer with trainer Cissy Lathrop (Gail Russell). As they fall in love, Dan Patch tries for racing glory.
Director
Joseph M. Newman
Producer
John Taintor Foote
Production Co
W.R. Frank Productions
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 22, 1949, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 28, 2016
Runtime
1h 34m