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Gallant Bess (1946)

 -  Drama | War  -  1 January 1947 (USA)
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In addition to the horse playing a dual role, the horse was also a gelding which is a male, not a female. Quite an acting challenge for any actor.

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A young orphan farmboy has dreams of building a ranch with his horse Bess. But it's WWII, and he joins the navy and has to leave Bess behind. But while on patrol in the jungle, he finds a wounded horse to nurse back to health and to love. And in return, this new Bess not only becomes the unit mascot, but also saves the life of her master. Written by Kathy Li

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1 January 1947 (USA)  »

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A Man and His Horse  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

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No mere "horse story" BUT a TRUE STORY...
9 January 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I wish that I could remember the title of the book, but I remember checking it out severals times as a kid and reading it cover to cover. The book had actual photos of Bess delivering water to the seabees and her jumping straight off the ground while under attack by Japanese. It showed her retired in a lush pasture in KY. I enjoyed the movie as much as the book!!

It is the best horse story out there.


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