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My Friend Flicka
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Director:
Writers:
Francis Edward Faragoh (adaptation)
Lillie Hayward (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 January 1944 (Australia) See more »
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A story from the heart of America...to thrill America's heart!
Plot:
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Roddy McDowall ... Ken McLaughlin
Preston Foster ... Rob McLaughlin
Rita Johnson ... Nell McLaughlin
James Bell ... Gus
Patti Hale ... Hildy (as Diana Hale)

Jeff Corey ... Tim Murphy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Aubrey ... (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... Charley Sargent (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold D. Schuster  (as Harold Schuster)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francis Edward Faragoh  adaptation (as Francis Edwards Faragoh)
Lillie Hayward  screenplay
Mary O'Hara  novel

Produced by
Ralph Dietrich .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Dewey Wrigley 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Fritch 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Chester Gore 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Herschel McCoy  (as Herschel)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasper Blystone .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert E. Goux .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Stunts
Monty Roberts .... stunt double
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Powolny .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Jack Lindell .... equine supervisor
Lester Hilton .... assistant equine supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I remember the original, 26 October 2006
Author: meredith-l-russell from United States

I was 8 when I saw the film. As an earlier writer said, it was before TV and during simpler times. I loved it. I haven't seen it for 6o years but some scenes still remain in my memory. Today I took my grandchildren to see Flicka. I was disappointed to find that Ken had been replaced by a nubile teenage girl and the script has been changed dramatically. I wonder what kind of film would have resulted from remaining true to the wonderful novel. It seems that stories for children can't be written now without either animation or high drama or an element of sexuality as shown in the relationship between brother Ryan and Miranda.

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