He was a passenger in a car driven by Squire Cummings which was to be overtaken by a car driven by two local girls; the cars collided but Boone was uninjured. Filming began in June 1957, before the public had seen Boone's first move. He crashes and the is damaged. Has a great message and the music is fun!. Instead of rebelling, Nick finds he likes farm life. Back at the Bruce ranch, Nick, stung by his uncle's harsh criticisms about his horse-racing abilities, becomes angered and forgets to put Tugfire back in his paddock.
When the horse falls and becomes entangled in the underbrush, Nick frees the animal and they become friends. One day, Liz invites Nick to join Fran and Al for a barbecue at the Templeton ranch. At the beginning of the shoot in Kentucky, Boone was in a car accident while filming a scene. Cline, it was the fourth most popular movie of 1957 and stars , , , , , and Bradford Jackson. Once there, Boone falls for homespun Jones and a certain horse on one of the racing farms as well. The harness racing is fun to watch and provides an interesting backdrop to this story of growing up, responsibility, and love. That evening, Nick sneaks into his uncle's garage and fixes the broken-down tractor.
It took place in Hollywood and on location in Kentucky. 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. Nick is on probation for stealing a car, and consequently, his mother has sent him to her sister Henrietta in hopes of shielding him from the evil influences of the city. The sheriff, who earlier had been told by Mr. He is sent to live on the run down Kentucky horse ranch of his Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Jed Bruce. The , sung by Boone, went to number one on the in December 1957 and was nominated for an. Templeton to let Nick be since it was a minor and no one got hurt, then asks Nick sarcastically why he would call Liz, Fran and Aunt Henrietta liars.
When Joe delivers the bad news that Nick must return to Chicago because Fran's accident report stated that he was driving a car, Liz claims that the report was mistaken and that she was driving. Synopsis Chicagoan Nick Conover received a suspended sentence for being caught joyriding in a stolen car, with his driver's license suspended indefinitely. Even though it violates his parole condition, Nick agrees. During the race, Fran drives off the road, crashing through a , and damaging her. This incident and others show that Nick is not drawn to or knows anything about horses. As the Templetons' rider will not let him pass on the inside, Nick hastily tries to muscle his way through. As Nick masters the handling of the trotter, Jed renews his interest in racing and life.
Liz consoles the devastated Nick, who has become devoted to the horse. The movie was filmed on location in Kentucky and is simply a fun, good-hearted musical. When Nick is knocked from his sulky during a qualifying heat, Jed decides that he is not ready to enter the finals, but Nick begs for the chance to prove his ability. Not knowing it would cause any problems, Fran filed an accident report about her crash, stating Nick was driver of the other vehicle. After Fran, Al and Henrietta all support her story, Nick tells the truth, but Joe accepts Liz's version and drops all charges. Fran suggests they race on a back country road.
She has written her own book, , from Sourced Media Books. Fran offers to let him drive it, which he declines as that would break the conditions of his parole, something which she does not know. Feeling guilty, Nick confesses to Liz that he had his driver's license suspended for stealing a car. The does wht he can to treat Tugfire. The two fall asleep during an all-night vigil at Tugfire's sickbed, and when Tugfire stands up and nuzzles Nick the next morning, Liz kisses Nick in delight. Fran is the daughter of the wealthy neighbor to the north.
Liz, attracted to Nick, helps him with the jalopy to spend time with him. Soon after, Liz Templeton, the tomboyish daughter of a neighboring rancher, invites Nick to her family's ranch. There are plenty of songs throughout the film. Uncle Jed and Aunt Henrietta are surprised to see a calm Tugfire being led by Nick. 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. The little twist at the end is worth the entire movie. April Love is a fun little film and something that will appeal to all ages.
Neither has seen Nick since he was a child. Liz, who has developed a crush on Nick, invites him to join her at the dance, but soon realizes that he is infatuated with her sister. At the ranch, Nick meets Fran, Liz's glamorous sister, when she drives up in her sports car with her boyfriend, Al Turner. The film puts two fresh-faced stars together: Shirley Jones who had previously starred in the musicals Oklahoma and Carousel, and Pat Boone who makes his starring big screen debut. The day of the big race at the Bentonville fair arrives, and Jed, once again excited about racing, accompanies Tugfire and Nick. Shirley Jones was already a popular star in musicals and she soon followed up with the 1962 film The Music Man, after winning an Academy Award in 1961 for her role in Elmer Gantry. His victory is overshadowed by the fact that immediately after the race, the local sheriff has come to Nick and send him back to Chicago for parole violation.
Nick, however, wants to race in the finals, with a sulky donated by Mr. Nick gradually realizes that Uncle Jed's curmudgeonly attitude stems from the loss of his only , Jed Bruce Jr. Getting over his initial dislike of country living, Boone wins the heart of Jones and quite a few horse races as a sulky driver, too. He and Tugfire do win the first heat, largely because he was an unknown racer, and thus no one paid any attention to him. In the second heat, he is boxed in by the Templetons' rider, their wheels locked.