Come Next Spring (1956)


Come Next Spring (1956)

Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife managed to raise their 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from, and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansas in the 1920s.
IMDb  6.9 /10
Director R.G. Springsteen
Writer Montgomery Pittman
Release Date1956-03-09
Runtime1h 32mins
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
CompanyRobert Alexander Productions
Bess Ballot
Jeffrey Storys
Leroy Hightower
Bob Storys (as Rad Fulton)
Shorty Wilkins
Wade Ruby
Wade Ruby
Delbert Meaner
Bill Jackson

Come Next Spring

Come Next Spring is a 1956 American Trucolor drama film directed by R. G. Springsteen and starring Ann Sheridan and Steve Cochran.

The theme song "Come Next Spring" was written by Lenny Adelson and performed by Tony Bennett. It was later covered by Scott Walker on his 1968 album Scott 2. Much of Max Steiner's score was reused from Sergeant York.


Steve Cochran formed his own production company, Robert Alexander Productions after his actual first two names. Come Next Spring was his first film, written by Cochran's friend Montgomery Pittman and featuring Pittman's stepdaughter Sherry Jackson. Filmed on Sacramento locations, Republic promised Cochran an "A Picture" release but released it as the lower half of a double feature.


  • Ann Sheridan as Bess Ballot
  • Steve Cochran as Matt Ballot
  • Walter Brennan as Jeffrey Storys
  • Sherry Jackson as Annie Ballot
  • Richard Eyer as Abraham Ballot
  • Edgar Buchanan as Mr. Canary
  • Sonny Tufts as Leroy Hytower
  • Harry Shannon as Mr. Totter
  • James Westmoreland as Bob Storys (as Rad Fulton)
  • Mae Clarke as Myrtle
  • Roscoe Ates as Shorty Wilkins
  • Wade Rudy as Delbert Meaner
  • James Best as Bill Jackson

External links

  • Come Next Spring at the TCM Movie Database
  • Come Next Spring on IMDb
  • Come Next Spring film clip on YouTube
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