April Love (1957)

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Musical drama. On probation for joy-riding, city boy Nick is sent to stay at his uncle Jed's horse farm in Kentucky. Jed has a hard time making the wayward Nick welcome, but Nick's aunt strives to smooth things over. (The couple's own son has died.) Nick becomes friendly with the Templeton sisters from the next farm over, and the younger, more innocent Liz in particular takes a shine to him, though he seems to prefer her motorcar-mad sister. When Nick shows a natural affinity for horses, Jed excitedly trains him to participate in local horse races riding a sulky (a two-wheeled, single-seat cart), a sport at which Liz is already very good. Still, Nick's secret past threatens to catch up with him as he keeps being invited to drive or even race cars down the country roads (which would get him sent back to Chicago if he were caught).

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