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Ben Hogan - Follow The Sun [DVD]

Glenn Ford , Anne Baxter , Sidney Lanfield    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc
  • Directors: Sidney Lanfield
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Duke Video
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Dec 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GVKJS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,393 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Glenn Ford stars in this rites of passage drama which follows the rise of Ben Hogan, a young caddie who rises to become a golf world champion.

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This DVD pays homage to Ben Hogan, a nine-time major winner who lived to dig golf balls out of the dirt. Hogan was a mythic figure who survived a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a foggy Texas highway and 16 months later limped through 72 holes and an 18-hole playoff against Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio to win the 1950 U.S. Open. Hollywood noticed the miracle comeback and public adulation, and made the first feature film about a golfer, starring Glenn Ford as Hogan and Anne Baxter as Hogan's wife, Valerie. Hogan was a technical adviser on the film and "drove everybody nearly mad" said his longtime golf partner Jimmy Demaret. He had good reason-Ford wasn't much of a golfer. "Follow the Sun" came out in 1951 and received mostly favorable reviews. A line form the film says"Hit 'em far and straight, dear." The real-life Hogan did that. Did he ever.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for Ross 4 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
Got this DVD for my Grand son Ross as he has taken a liking to playing golf so this will help him to play he has watched dvd 5 times just trying to pick up tips
Got dvd very quickly and in good order thankyou
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Golf Classic 25 Oct 2013
By JHvW
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If you are a student of the game of golf you will be familiar with Ben Hogan. You will also enjoy this DVD.
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By Annette
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Great story of a mans determination. Inspired by the man. Shows that with hard work and effort he reached his dream
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By The CinemaScope Cat TOP 500 REVIEWER
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An aspiring golfer (Glenn Ford) and his new bride (Anne Baxter) take the plunge and go on the golf tournament circuit in the hopes that he can make a name for himself in the golf world. After a very slow start, he becomes a champion golfer but because of his chilly persona, he's not liked in the golf world. Then, a horrible accident threatens to end his golf career forever. Based on the life of golf legend Ben Hogan, the film follows the formulaic path of sports bios: failure, success, tragedy, triumph and the little wife who stands by her man through it all. Is there a less cinematic sport than golf? Even pool (THE HUSTLER) and poker (THE CINCINNATI KID) have proved more thrilling than golf on film. Of course, I must confess I'm not a golfer and I suppose to someone who golfs the film might have an excitement that eluded me. Still, I don't play baseball either but baseball movies have proven pretty thrilling on occasion. The film does contain cameos by famed golf champions like Sam Snead and Jimmy Demaret. Directed by Sidney Lanfield. With Dennis O'Keefe in the film's best performance as a hard drinking golfer who clowns around to mask his insecurities. Also with June Havoc, Warren Stevens, Larry Keating and Nana Bryant.

The Duke DVD is a decent B&W transfer in its appropriate 1.33 aspect ratio. There are no extras.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ben Hogan Follow the Sun (dvd) 1 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
A bit dated now but a very contemporaneous film about Hogan at a pivotal point in his career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Jan 2014
By Andrew
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Bought for an old friend who had tried for years to find a copy. Within seconds I was able to find.order & receive and made an old man happy.
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