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Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)

A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.



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A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

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SEQUEL TO "MY FRIEND FLICKA" (original print ad - all caps) See more »




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Release Date:

10 August 1945 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Fúria Selvagem  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


(Technicolor) (prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roddy McDowall really loved Thunderhead but he hated Flicka. He said she was mean and kept stepping on his foot. See more »


(At 1:12:30 and 1:12:37) The Albino's ear twitches when he is supposed to be dead. See more »


Followed by Green Grass of Wyoming (1948) See more »

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The McLaughlins of the Goose Bar Ranch
31 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Because 20th Century Fox had the foresight to take this film and do it outdoors on location in Wyoming, Thunderhead Son Of Flicka is still good viewing and highly recommended for family viewing. The fact that a sequel was made attests to the popularity of the original.

Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, and Roddy McDowall return as the McLaughlin family owners of the Goose Bar Horse Ranch. In this film the McLaughlins and Roddy McDowall in particular are dealing with the colt that was the product of the mating between McDowall's beloved Flicka of the first film and the wild albino stallion, leader of the wild herd and the chief menace of horse ranch owners like Preston Foster.

A white albino colt is captured the spitting image of his dad and he shows promise as a racehorse under Roddy's tutelage. But the call of the wild is also beckoning to him and the question of the film is whether he will follow his destiny and what that destiny is.

The whole cast ensemble give some fine performances that hold up well for today's moviegoers. Recommended for family viewing.

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