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Kentucky Reviews

This bright, entertaining showcase for the Bluegrass State could justifiably be called "Romeo and Juliet at the Derby." Richard Greene is Jack and Loretta Young plays Sally, lovers from families that have been feuding since the Civil War when Jack's clan took over the stable run by Sally's grandfather. Keeping his lineage a secret, Jack begins training Sally's horse. But just before the Kentucky Derby, as their love affair is heating up, Sally discovers his identity and orders him out of the stable. When race day arrives, it's basically a contest between the rival families' horses. Walter Brennan won his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar in as many years for his strong performance as Sally's uncle, Peter Goodwin, who was there when the feud began and does his best to keep it going.