Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the ... See full summary »

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Jim, the Cook
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Willie (as The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives)
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Clint Barkley (MacMurray) first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards (Anne Baxter). He is given a job on her ranch, but the head cowhand is doubtful about Clint and fears that since he refuses to talk about himself, he must have some dreadful secret in his past. Clint and Smoky become close to each other, weathering the hardships of Western life and the suspicions of others together, until one day, Smoky tragically vanishes. Will Clint ever see him again? Written by melissa-bur

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Drama | Family

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July 1946 (USA)  »

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Will James' Smoky  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Slim Pickens. See more »

Goofs

When Smoky is dragging a wounded Clint, the horse is plainly dragging a dummy, as evidenced by the stiffness of the 'body' and, in one instance, by the dummy's hand getting caught on the stirrup, leaving the crooked arm poking up into the air in an extremely unnatural position. See more »

Quotes

Willie: Looks like some busted ribs -
[to unconscious Clint]
Willie: does it hurt to breathe?
Julie Richards: Keep quiet, honey.
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Version of Smoky (1933) See more »

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I liked this better than Black Beauty (any version)
11 July 2000 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Macmurray owns Smoky. He is separated from him (it's been so long since I've seen it, I'm not sure how). I think Macmurray has an accident, and by the time he wakes up, Smoky has been sold. Macmurray searches for him. The tale tells of both man and horse's adventures apart. At the end, Macmurray inadvertently comes across a man beating his horse, and Macmurray comes to the horse's rescue. It's raining, the horse is harnessed to a cart on the city street, Macmurray suddenly realizes it's Smoky. Even through the rain, you know Macmurray is crying tears of joy. It almost seems as if Smoky is too. I love this movie and would love to find a vhs copy to watch over and over. It must be at least 35 years since I've seen it. It was made in 1946, but I think it was released in 1951, my birth year. Julie


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