Heart of Virginia
Heart of Virginia is a 1948 American sports drama film directed by R.G. Springsteen and starring Janet Martin, Robert Lowery and Frankie Darro. Believing that he is responsible for the death of a fellow rider, a jockey develops a fear of the racetrack.
|Heart of Virginia|
|Directed by||R.G. Springsteen|
|Produced by||Sidney Picker|
|Written by||Jerry Sackheim |
John K. Butler
|Starring||Janet Martin |
|Music by||Dave Kahn|
|Edited by||Irving M. Schoenberg|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|October 24, 1948|
Racehorse owner Whit Galtry wants his horse Virginia's Pride to win so he can buy a new automobile for his daughter Virginia. He pressures jockey Jimmy Easter to do whatever it takes to finish first, but Jimmy inadvertently causes an accident that results in the death of another horse's rider.
A distraught Jimmy quits racing. Virginia's horse interests wealthy stable owner Dan Lockwood, who soon demonstrates an interest in her as well. Jimmy reluctantly trains and rides the horse, but when Virginia's Pride is injured, her father beats Jimmy with a whip. Dan seems to lose interest in Virginia when her horse is hurt, but ultimately both the horse and the romance are successful.
- Martin p.76
- Len D. Martin. The Republic Pictures Checklist: Features, Serials, Cartoons, Short Subjects and Training Films of Republic Pictures Corporation, 1935-1959. McFarland, 1998.