Drama, Family, Western
June 3, 1948 (1948-06-03)
Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary OHara
Martin Berkeley (screenplay), Mary OHara (based on the novel by)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,
ADVENTURE towering above the majestic Rockies!
Green grass of wyoming
The screenplay, written by Martin Berkeley, is based on the third book in the popular, "My Friend Flicka" trilogy, written by Mary O'Hara. The movie follows the further adventures of the McLaughlin family who live on a horse ranch in Wyoming.
The original cast from the first two films did not reprise their roles in the third.
Beaver Greenway, a longtime horse owner with a drinking problem, is upset because one of his mares has been lured away by Thunderhead, the wild stallion that previously belonged to Rob and Nell McLaughlin. He goes to Goose Bar Ranch to assist in the hunt for the wild stallion, who is now well known for taking the Albinos place in stealing mares from many different states but the McLaughlins no longer have any control of the horse.
Ken McLaughlin returns home to his parents from a horse-buying trip with Crown Jewel, a trotter. Rob is skeptical about the purchase, more so when Crown Jewel develops altitude sickness in the Wyoming hills.
Ken goes on a date with Greenway's granddaughter Carey. A veterinarian advises Crown Jewel be put down due to its congested lungs, but Beaver Greenway, a former sulky driver, recommends a treatment that works.
Thunderhead returns and lifts the mare's spirits. Crown Jewel is taken to Ohio to compete in the Governor's Cup sweepstakes, where Ken McLaughlin has entered his own horse, Sundance. Ken was going to ride Crown Jewel, but
Sundance wins. But all of the McLaughlins are proud of Crown Jewel's effort, particularly when they learn she is pregnant.
CastListed in credits order:
Parts of the film were shot in Strawberry Valley, Three Lakes, Kanab Race Track, Rockville Road, Panguitch Lake, and Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah.
ReferencesGreen Grass of Wyoming Wikipedia
Green Grass of Wyoming IMDb Green Grass of Wyoming themoviedb.org