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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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89 min
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Color:
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Bonding is something to see, 17 November 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of Roddy McDowell's most endearing roles as a child actor was as young Ken McLaughlin in My Friend Flicka. The film has deservedly become an international children's classic.

Young Mr. McLaughlin has become quite the headache for his parents Preston Foster and Rita Johnson, his grades slipping and his chores on the horse ranch they have left undone. Johnson decides that he should get a colt anyway to teach him a sense of responsibility and Foster goes along with the idea, a bit reluctantly.

The bonding of the colt Flicka with McDowell is something to see. It's quite touching and real and the two see through some rough patches. The colt's mother has a streak of crazy wildness in her and a particular piece of wildness kills her. This is where Preston Foster gets his doubts, but love between the boy and horse win out.

Studios which were starting to use color before the war pretty much switched to black and white. 20th Century Fox probably did more color features than other studios, mostly for their splashy musicals. The color cinematography here makes My Friend Flicka timeless and salable for today's taste.

Good family film, still holds up well since the World War II years.

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