Gentleman from Dixie (1941)
Maintaining his innocence of the crime of murder for which he was sent to prison, Thad Terrill (Jack La Rue) is released from the penitentiary after serving his term, and returns to the southern plantation of his brother Lance (Robert Kellard). The latter’s second wife, Margaret (Marian Marsh), resents the presence of the ex-convict, but he remains as the hired hand on the farm and becomes the devoted friend of his brother’s eight-year-old daughter, Betty Jean (Mary Ruth). He helps the girl in rearing a sickly colt and transforming it into a record-breaking racehorse. Lance has promised to sell the horse to the ruthless Brawley (‘John Holland (I))), owner of a racing stable.he insists on going through with the deal in spite of Betty’s unhappiness.