6.7/10
70
5 user 3 critic

Maryland (1940)

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Director:

Henry King
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Night World (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

Director: Hobart Henley
Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern
Stars: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson
Heavenly Days (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Fibber McGee and Molly innocently get mixed up with the federal government.

Director: Howard Estabrook
Stars: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Eugene Pallette
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Jim Jordan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich, young widow, but finds himself falling for her, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dr. Gillespie's cancer has gotten worse, and to force him to take a rest instead of pursuing a sulfa-drug/pneumonia study, Kildare refuses to assist Gillespie, and instead accepts a case of... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie Main
The Great Lie (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young
White Banners (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, Jackie Cooper
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy
Kentucky (1938)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Brennan ... William Stewart
Fay Bainter ... Charlotte Danfield
Brenda Joyce ... Linda
John Payne ... Lee Danfield
Charles Ruggles ... Dick Piper
Hattie McDaniel ... Aunt Carrie
Marjorie Weaver ... Georgie Tomlin
Sidney Blackmer ... Spencer Danfield
Ben Carter ... Shadrach
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Dogface
Paul Harvey ... Buckman
Spencer Charters ... Judge
Edit

Storyline

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

RACING HEARTS, POUNDING HOOFS, EYE-POPPING, EXCITING DRAMA...IN TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De la misma sangre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Terry Moore. See more »

Goofs

The film begins with the birth of Lee Danfield. The bulk of the story occurs in 1940, after Lee returns from college, presumably around 21 years of age. This would place his birth in 1919. Both the doctor's and the veterinarian's cars that arrived simultaneously at the Danfield home at Lee's birth are models from the late 1920s, ten years in the future. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good horse story with comedy.
8 May 2005 | by jatodogSee all my reviews

Maryland is about a woman (Fay Bainter) who loves horses, raises horses, rides horses, races horses, and when she get's her husband involved and he's thrown to his death - hates horses. She orders the horse involved killed and all her other horses sold. But she can't keep her son from learning to ride, and racing when he's grown up, played by John Payne (Miracle on 34th Street), though she tries. Walter Brennan, winner of numerous Academy Awards, is the horse trainer who continues to encourage Payne even years after being fired, and Charles Ruggles (Papa's Delicate Condition) is Payne's uncle. Not just a good horse story with great technicolor; some hilarious comedy sequences and a nice plot twist make Maryland a winner for all audiences.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed