My Brother Talks to Horses

My Brother Talks to Horses

Director: Fred Zinnemann Cast: Peter Lawford, Beverly Tyler, Edward Arnold

DVD (Full Frame)

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In later years, director Fred Zinneman seldom referred to My Brother Talks to Horses as one of his career highpoints. Even so, this leisurely period comedy has its moments, most of them delivered by precocious Jackie "Butch" Jenkins as the title character. Living with his family in Baltimore, 9-year-old Lewie Penrose (Jenkins) claims that he can converse with horses-and also pick the winners of upcoming races. When it appears as though Lewie is telling the truth, he attracts the interest of gambler Rich Roeder (Charles Ruggles), who needs a "sure thing" in the upcoming Preakness. Meanwhile, Lewie's older brother John (Peter Lawford) carries on a romance with the lovely Martha (Beverly Tyler). An unexpected tragedy slows down the film in the home stretch, but otherwise My Brother Talks to Horses is a pleasant second-echelon MGM production.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2011
UPC: 0883316369111
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 43,219

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Lawford John S. Penrose
Beverly Tyler Martha
Edward Arnold Mr. Bledsoe
Charlie Ruggles Richard Pennington Roeder
Spring Byington Mrs. Penrose
O.Z. Whitehead Mr. Puddy
Paul Langton Mr. Gillespie
Ernest Whitman Mr. Mordecai
Irving Bacon Mr. Piper
Lillian Yarbo Psyche
Howard Freeman Hector Damson
Harry Hayden Mr. Gibley
Butch Jenkins Lewis Penrose

Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Rudolph G. Kopp Score Composer
Samuel Marx Producer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Alfred E. Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Morton C. Thompson Original Story,Screenwriter
Leonid Vasian Art Director
George White Editor
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

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