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Gallant Bess (1946)

Approved | | Drama, War | 1 January 1947 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lug Johnson
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Smitty
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Lt. Bridgeman
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Johnny
Wally Cassell ...
Mike
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Harry
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Chief Petty Officer
John Burford ...
Shorty
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Bess ...
Herself
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Man and His Horse  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles on KTTV (Channel 11) Friday 17 May 1957, in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2) 10 November 1958, and in San Francisco on KGO-TV (Channel 7) 14 October 1958 . At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see this one in its original Cinecolor glory until several years later. See more »

Connections

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

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glad to see others are looking for this movie
16 October 2003 | by (Martinez, CA) – See all my reviews

I am glad to see that there are other people out there looking for this wonderful movie. I also have been looking for it for 45 years. I saw it advertised as showing on tv last year and was so excited, only to tune it in and find it wasn't on. Hopefully someone, somewhere has this movie on tape. If so, I would be glad to pay for it. I have a collection of horse movies, being a horse-a-holic myself, and have been looking for this movie for years. it is truly one of my favorites, and one of the best tear jerkers i've seen.


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