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My Friend Flicka (1943)

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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay. Ken's mother, Nell, manages to persuade his father Rob to let him choose a colt from the herd for himself. He instead chooses a sorrel chestnut filly, who becomes injured soon after. Can Ken nurse the filly back to full health? Written by Jess Elson

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A story from the heart of America...to thrill America's heart!

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Family | Western

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6 January 1944 (Australia)  »

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Flicka  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 7, 1943 with Roddy McDowall and Rita Johnson reprising their film roles. See more »

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Remade as Flicka (2006) See more »

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So, SO boring
30 July 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

An extreeeeeeeeeemely dull drama with a wee Roddy McDowall training a wild horse, the Flicka of the title. McDowall, always an engaging presence, is the only reason to watch this interminable lump. Coated in blaring, overbearing music and weighed down by schmaltzy dialogue, this is one of those seemingly endless films that bored me to the point of a gnawing headache.

The naffly-titled sequel, 'Thunderhead, Son of Flicka', in which McDowall trains the next generation of nag, is marginally better than the original but the pace remains unreasonably slow and the score continues to pummel the viewer into submission. There are one or two scenes that don't induce a coma, though.


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