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Black Beauty (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 29 August 1946 (USA)
Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »

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Charles Evans ...
Squire Wendon
J.M. Kerrigan ...
John
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Mrs. Blake
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Joe
Tom Dillon ...
Skinner (as Thomas P. Dillon)
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Terry
John Burton ...
Dr. White
Olaf Hytten ...
Mr. Gordon
Leyland Hodgson ...
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Clifford Brooke ...
Veterinarian
Highland Dale ...
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Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining the horse, she may learn to discipline herself. Passing through Birtwick Farms, Bill Dixon (Richard Denning, a young American, arouses Anne's interest when he expresses his hope of finding a "Very beautiful young colt" when he returns to England in two years. When he returns, however, his attitude brings Anne to the realization that she is still considered a "child." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE HEART-WARMING STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL AND HER HORSE...THE DANGERS THEY FACED...THE FUN THEY SHARED...THE LOVE THEY FELT FOR EACH OTHER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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The horse playing Black Beauty, a stallion called Fury, was the highest paid animal star after Lassie the dog. See more »

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Version of The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972) See more »

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Pleasing version but doesn't follow the novel too closely.
28 June 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

There's only superficial resemblances to Anna Sewell's classic in this 1946 movie but this is a not bad piece of Hollywood hokum. Mona Freeman is a pretty and lively heroine as she cavorts on horseback across a Hollywood version of the English countryside and falls in love with handsome American Richard Denning.Very pleasant musical background by Dimitri Tiomkin.


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