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My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | | Family, Western | 9 December 1943 (Mexico)
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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(as Harold Schuster)

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(adaptation) (as Francis Edwards Faragoh), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Family | Western

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9 December 1943 (Mexico)  »

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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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Referenced in An American Girl on the Home Front (2006) See more »

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From the eyes of a 7 year old
16 June 2006 | by (deep in the heart of Texas) – See all my reviews

I was about that, in a much quieter age, when I first saw Flicka. I was enthralled by the brave young hero and it left a very strong mark on me. Being young, and unsophisticated, I didn't have LOTR or Star Wars or any of today's high tech films to compare it to. I had Hoppalong Cassidy, the Cisco Kid and Roy Rogers, amongst other cowboy heroes. And then along comes this kid whose not a lot older than I was at the time being brave and honorable and fighting for what's right. I haven't seen it again since, and I'm not sure what my adult reaction to it would be. I'm sure the kids of today would be too sophisticated for the pleasures that I drew from it. So it goes....


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