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Smoky (1946)

Passed | | Drama, Family, Music | 26 June 1946 (USA)
Drama about the strong bond between a cowpoke and a wild bronco set during the 1940s.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Dwight Cummins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred MacMurray ... Clint Barkley
Anne Baxter ... Julie Richards
Burl Ives ... Willie
Bruce Cabot ... Frank Denton
Esther Dale ... Mrs. 'Gram' Richards
Roy Roberts ... Jeff Nix
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Jim - the Cook
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Storyline

Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the head cowhand is doubtful about Clint and fears that since he refuses to talk about himself, he must have some dreadful secret in his past. Clint and Smoky become close to each other, weathering the hardships of Western life and the suspicions of others together, until one day, Smoky tragically vanishes. Will Clint ever see him again? Written by melissa-bur

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Will James' Smoky See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Slim Pickens. See more »

Goofs

When Smoky is dragging a wounded Clint, the horse is plainly dragging a dummy, as evidenced by the stiffness of the 'body' and, in one instance, by the dummy's hand getting caught on the stirrup, leaving the crooked arm poking up into the air in an extremely unnatural position. See more »

Quotes

Willie: Looks like some busted ribs -
[to unconscious Clint]
Willie: does it hurt to breathe?
Julie Richards: Keep quiet, honey.
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Connections

Referenced in Boomerang! (1947) See more »

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If you're a horse lover this is your movie
20 September 2000 | by togfoguySee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a pre-teen when it was first released and it has been one of my favorite films among the hundreds I have seen. Bring along the kleenex for this movie will bring tears to the eyes of everyone.


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