Cinema, Also Showing Aug. 1, 1949

The Great Dan Patch (W. R. Frank; United Artists) is a sentimental, sway-backed horse opera about a champion pacer of the turn of the century, and the Hoosier hayseeds who bred and trained him. On the track Dan cuts a handsome and convincing figure, but the scriptwriter did him wrong by stuffing his feed bag.full of low grade Hollywood corn. Sample: Dan shows up outside the bedroom window of his dying master (Henry Hull) looking as if he were prepared to read the burial service. Equally lugubrious are Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell and Ruth...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!