Fran is the daughter of the wealthy neighbor to the north. Nick is pulled toward anything mechanical, especially the sports car owned by Fran Templeton. Flesh tones appear spot on, Pat Boone has always been very tan in the films he stared in and everyone else looks healthy and appropriately pink. Boone plays a city boy who falls in love with a Kentucky farm girl. Boone is a more assured performer in this second film, turning in an easy, affable performance.
If I were to take the class again today, I wouldn't have gone after easy low hanging fruit like '' and instead would have given 'April Love' a once over - if only to punch up the drama and make Nick's character resonate and the relationships feel more genuine. The good-natured God-fearing people of America needed a champion to combat this rising scourge of Rock 'N' Roll. Everything changed in 1956 with that loose-hipped ruffian Elvis Presley seducing the youth of America with his twangy vocals and salacious dance moves. Tugfire, tangled in prickly , is freed by Nick. This effect can feel a bit jarring as all of a sudden voices have a lot more power and range than they did before - but that's more in line with the structure of the sound design and the recording process during the making of the film than any problem with this audio track.
The judge figured this more wholesome environment would get Nicky away from his bad influences. Liz, attracted to Nick, helps him with the jalopy to spend time with him. I've long had a bumpy road with musicals. Nick, wanting to do the right thing, confesses that Fran's report as is correct. It took place in Hollywood and on location in Kentucky.
Cline, it was the fourth most popular movie of 1957 and stars , , , , , and Bradford Jackson. Pat Boone plays a nice version of himself and Shirley Jones is able to show what she can do ahead of her turn in in 1962's '. It has, instead, Pat Boone and Shirley Jones, two of the nicest-looking young singers to be found anywhere, a batch of pleasant tunes, some nifty Kentucky scenery in good color and absolutely no plot. Nick gradually realizes that Uncle Jed's curmudgeonly attitude stems from the loss of his only , Jed Bruce Jr. Liz steps in to say that Fran was mistaken, and that she was the driver, a story which Fran corroborates.
Uncle Jed decides to pull Nick and Tugfire from the finals because he realizes he has placed too much pressure on Nick. At a , Nick boasts to Fran that his jalopy could outperform her sports car in a. It turns out Jed and Henrietta's son was killed in Korea, so the thought of seeing a young man who throws away his life by breaking the law really irks Jed when it was his kind, law-abiding son that died in the war. I either love them or am completely disinterested in them - especially if the songs feel unmotivated. A musical remake of Home in Indiana 1944 , April Love 1957 is a chaste teen romance starring squeaky-clean Pat Boone in his second film. A magical time thirty years before I was born where television was wholesome, music was chaste, and cinema screens were loaded with competing colorful widescreen formats. Aunt Henrietta is more than ready and willing to open her home to the J.
Black levels and shadows offer a striking sense of depth to the image with little if any instances of crush. Shortly before the harness races at the Bentonville Fair, Tugfire becomes ill after Nick leaves him in the corral during a severe storm. As it stands, 'April Love' is a nice movie, but the story just isn't very compelling. It's so soft and cuddly that it feels like Snuggles The Bear gave it a hug. Instead of rebelling, Nick finds he likes farm life. This movie is more amusing to me for its place in American history within the context of the cultural fence war between Elvis Presley and Pat Boone.
Boone and supporting actor Arthur O'Connell became lifelong friends as a result of this film. We had this scene on a big Ferris wheel -- we were supposed to have a big kiss -- and he wouldn't do it. Only one horse remains, a spirited and largely unmanageable named Tugfire, his son's favorite. The four get along well together, despite Liz knowing that Nick is attracted to Fran. If only this had been the focus of the picture sooner rather than later, 'April Love' may have been a much more complete feeling movie. Eventually, Nick's training goes well enough, but Liz believes. Fine film grain has been retained and offers truly gorgeous detail levels.
Everything else in this image is absolutely striking - every catalogue title should have the opportunity to look this amazing. The Blu-ray: Vital Disc Stats 'April Love' arrives on Blu-ray through Twilight Time and limited to a run of 3000 copies. While Liz drives one of the horses around the , Nick, ignoring Liz, is attracted to Fran and her , even checking under the. It's a perfectly harmless way to spend your time, but for me it just wasn't very fulfilling. At the same time, Nick begins to prove his worth to his uncle Jed by fixing the long dead tractor and helping tame a wild stallion. Seeing as how Levin and Boone would work together again in 1959's 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' it's easy to see they got along and enjoyed each other's company. Please by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.
Shirley is very lively and offers a lot of fun information about the production and her career during this era of movie-making. 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. I never wanted to make a depressing or immoral film. Neither has seen Nick since he was a child. Nick meets the Bruces' neighbors, the Templetons, after the younger Templeton , Liz Templeton , arrives to invite Jeb and Nick to their farm.
January 2015 Nick Conover , a youth, arrives at his Henrietta Bruce and Jed Bruce ,. Where the film's image is slightly diminished comes from the optical transitions. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. The songs are catchy and are designed to make young hearts swoon, but they don't have that lasting punch most musicals of this era managed to hold onto. Pat Boone behind the sulky reminds me of my father who was drawn to the trotters because, unlike thoroughbred jockeys, men of normal height and weight can be drivers. 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. 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.