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The Great Dan Patch

The Great Dan Patch
Directed by Joseph M. Newman
Produced by Edward Dein (associate producer)
John Taintor Foote (producer)
W.R. Frank (executive producer)
Written by John Taintor Foote
Starring See below
Music by Rudy Schrager
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Release date(s) 8 November 1949
Running time 94 minutes
Country USA
Language English

The Great Dan Patch is a 1949 American film directed by Joseph M. Newman about the trotting horse Dan Patch.

The film is also known as Ride a Reckless Mile (American reissue title).


Plot summary


  • Dennis O'Keefe as David Palmer
  • Gail Russell as Cissy Lathrop
  • Ruth Warrick as Ruth Treadwell
  • Charlotte Greenwood as Aunt Netty
  • Henry Hull as Dan Palmer
  • John Hoyt as Ben Lathrop
  • Arthur Hunnicutt as Chet Williams
  • Clarence Muse as Voodoo
  • Harry Lauter as Bud Ransome
  • Visalia Abbe as Dan Patch, a Horse


  • Clarence Muse - "Can't Get You Then - Can't Get You Now" (Written by Martin Broones)
  • Clarence Muse - "Mixed Team" (Written by Alexander Laszlo)
  • "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night" (Written by Stephen Foster)

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