This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

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Anton Erban
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Duchess Diana
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Trina
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This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

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7 August 1940 (Mexico)  »

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Lo stalliere e la granduchessa  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles 20 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first telecast in San Francisco 30 January 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7), but its initial New York City telecast did not take place until 27 June 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). It's now in the Turner Classic Movies library, and was last shown on TNT in December 1988, and on TCM in June 1994. Since that time, legal complications have arisen that prevent its further showings and/or DVD release. See more »

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Die Schönbrunner
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Music by Joseph Lanner
Arranged by Franz Waxman
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A three-hankie tear-jerker. I want it!
30 April 2004 | by (Washington State, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV in the '50's. Have been looking for it since video disks came on the scene (pre-VHS for you young'ens). The movie was my introduction to the Lippizaner breed of horse. And the first time I saw the stallions dance was a "goosebumps" moment for me. It still is. Other than the horse Florian, the story concerns two people, a groom and an aristocrat, separated by class, but united in their love for a horse . . . and eventually for one another. All (horse AND lovers) are separated and set adrift in the storm that is World War One. This is a story of the fall of an empire. A tale of love, of loss, of peril, and of eventual salvation and reconciliation. A baroque "Black Beauty." I would REALLY like a copy of this film.


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