My Old Kentucky Home

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Richards is a concert singer who goes blind after a jealous rival throws acid in his face. He leaves New York and girl friend Venable to return to his grandmother's plantation in Kentucky. It turns out that she has rigged a centennial celebration for the town designed specifically for Richards to regain his confidence. Using the plantation employees as...read more

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Richards is a concert singer who goes blind after a jealous rival throws acid in his face. He leaves New York and girl friend Venable to return to his grandmother's plantation in Kentucky. It turns out that she has rigged a centennial celebration for the town designed specifically for

Richards to regain his confidence. Using the plantation employees as backup (the Hall Johnson Choir, an all-black chorus of some note), Richards sings some beloved Stephen Foster melodies and once more feels whole with himself. Since the Foster songs are the only real reason this film was made,

Monogram Studios did an creditable job of creating a highlight feature. The music blends in naturally. This film was shot almost entirely indoors, with little action to propel the story forward, thus making the songs its key feature.

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