Come Next Spring (1956)




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In this upbeat drama, a reformed father returns to the Arkansas farm of his estranged family after having spent too many years living in the fast lane. Included in the family are his mute daughter and his baby son, whom he'd never seen. The father is determined to set things right and immediately begins fixing up the run-down farm. The film's climax occurs when the father, hearing screams, saves his heretofore mute daughter who has fallen into a mine shaft.

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Steve Cochran
as Matt Ballot
Ann Sheridan
as Bess Ballot
Walter Brennan
as Jeffrey Storys
Sherry Jackson
as Annie Ballot
Richard Eyer
as Abraham Ballot
Edgar Buchanan
as Mr. Canary
Sonny Tufts
as Leroy Hytower
Harry Shannon
as Mr. Totter
Rad Fulton
as Bob Storys
Mae Clarke
as Myrtle
Roscoe Ates
as Shorty Wilkins
Wade Ruby
as Delbert Meaner
James Best
as Bill Jackson
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Charming piece of Americana affords Steve Cochran a nice change of pace from the brooding thugs he normally played. While he certainly had the physique and dangerous air required for those roles there was also an underlying gentleness to his screen presence that is well utilized here. He is well matched with Ann Sheridan, an actress with her own tough persona. Her careworn appearance in the film matches well with her role as a no nonsense farm woman and as always she offers a high quality performance. Their tentative dance of reconciliation after a long period of estrangement and nice touches that help add to the flavor of small community life make this most worthy picture one to check out.

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