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April Love (1957)

A young man visiting his relatives' farm in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Winston Miller (screenplay), George Agnew Chamberlain (based on a novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Pat Boone ... Nick Conover
Shirley Jones ... Liz Templeton
Dolores Michaels ... Fran Templeton
Arthur O'Connell ... Jed Bruce
Matt Crowley Matt Crowley ... Dan Templeton
Jeanette Nolan ... Henrietta Bruce
Bradford Jackson Bradford Jackson ... Al Turner (as Brad Jackson)
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Storyline

Chicagoan Nick Conover received a suspended sentence for being caught joyriding in a stolen car, with his driver's license suspended indefinitely. Nicky's problems are seen as running around with the wrong crowd. Nicky's sentence is predicated on him living at the run down Kentucky horse farm of his Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Jed Bruce, who he hasn't seen since he was a child. The judge figured this more wholesome environment would get Nicky away from his bad influences. Henrietta wants to be a part of Nicky's salvation, but Jed doesn't trust the fact of a delinquent being under his roof, although he has other more personal reasons not having to do with Nicky for his initially antagonistic relationship with his nephew. Nicky doesn't rebel against farm life, but ends up gravitating toward anything mechanical, especially the sports car owned by sophisticated Fran Templeton - the elder daughter of Dan Templeton, who owns the luxurious neighboring horse farm - and by association Fran ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de abril See more »

Filming Locations:

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With only seven characters in the plot, and no ensemble, April Love (1957) has one of the smallest casts in the history of the Hollywood musical, and only one number ("The Bentonville Fair") that features an off-camera chorus. See more »

Goofs

The setting is in a "Bentonville", but in the first interior bedroom scene of the dead son, the high school diploma clearly reads "Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Kentucky", where the film was shot. See more »

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Soundtracks

Main Title
Music by Paul Francis Webster; Lyrics by Sammy Fain
Performed by Lionel Newman and the 20th Century-Fox Studio Orchestra
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The very best of Pat Boone
29 May 2004 | by duke49See all my reviews

I have seen this film dozens of times ever since it was released when I was a kid. Of course I was, and still am a Pat Boone fan and I also like Shirley Jones. What you get is two very wholesome, attractive young people in a delightfully happy story which rekindles memories of an age of innocence and respect. Maybe that is why it is so refreshing in the 21st century The tunes especially the title track were recorded when Boone's voice was at its best. It is no major drama but the characters are likable and believable and its charm is in it's feel-good factor. I have met Pat Boone and he is a genuinely nice guy on and off the screen. This movie is one which will always rekindle fond memories.And for that, I will always be grateful.


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