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Follow the Sun (1951)

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

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Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (article), Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Ben Hogan
Anne Baxter ... Valerie Hogan
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Williams
June Havoc ... Norma
Larry Keating ... Sportswriter Jay Dexter
Roland Winters ... Dr. Graham
Nana Bryant ... Sister Beatrice
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The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

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Two kids from Texas who fought their way back to the top of the world! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Invencível See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though normally taciturn (if not downright rude at times), Ben Hogan coached Glenn Ford for this film. Hogan then gave Ford the set of clubs he used to win the US Open. See more »

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Referenced in Caddyshack II (1988) See more »

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Worst-researched biographical film since Babe Ruth Story
29 March 2004 | by tomreynolds2004See all my reviews

How can you make an entire movie about Ben Hogan and capture nothing of his spirit? Nothing of his essence? Somehow, the makers of this awful "tribute" movie managed to do just that. Okay, Ford is a poor physical match for Hogan. He is tight-lipped enough, but that's about it. But the philosophies espoused by Ford in the film, and his white-bread demeanor and points of reference are totally alien to Hogan's own background or his life essence. The complex relationship between Hogan and his unhappy wife is also misrepresented badly. Throw in Dennis O'Keefe and the homogenization of one of the greatest comeback stories in sports is a complete whitewash. If you wish to learn anything about Ben Hogan and what made him tick, avoid Follow The Sun.


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