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Follow the Sun (1951)

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (article), Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Ben Hogan
Anne Baxter ... Valerie Hogan
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Williams
June Havoc ... Norma
Larry Keating ... Sportswriter Jay Dexter
Roland Winters ... Dr. Graham
Nana Bryant ... Sister Beatrice
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The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

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The Story of Valerie and Ben Hogan See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Invencível See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Caddyshack II (1988) See more »

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447th Review: Enjoyable and inspiring
30 August 2011 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Ben Hogan taught literally thousand of golfers to golf better with his classic book and this biopic is a typical sports biopic - we see the beginning, the winning, the terrible car accident, and the inspiring ending and I for one still enjoy this as one good sports movie.

Yes it is cheesy in places and no the acting isn't brilliant - but it does capture something of that essence of what it takes to be a champion and on that basis alone it's worth catching when it's on.

All in all, it's nowhere as slick as The Greatest Game, but it has heart, plenty of golf, some nice cameos from the real players of the time, and as I say, it's simply a good enjoyable sport biopic.


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