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Gallant Bess (1946)

Approved  |   |  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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Lug Johnson
Clem Bevans ...
Smitty
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Lt. Bridgeman
Murray Alper ...
Johnny
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Mike
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Harry
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Chief Petty Officer
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Shorty
Johnny Bond ...
Bess ...
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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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Drama | War

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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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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

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This is one of my all time favorite horse movies
26 August 2002 | by (Orland California U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young horse crazy girl. It was a tear jerker and heart warmer. A beautiful story of friendship and the loyalty of a magnificent animal and the hardships of war. I get teary eyed just thinking about the story. I hope that someday it will be available on video or DVD. I would love for my son to be able to see it. If you are lucky enough to see it, it is well worth the tissues.


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