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The Red Stallion (1947)

Approved | | Western | 16 August 1947 (USA)
A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.



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Complete credited cast:
Noreen Nash ...
Joel Curtis
Mrs. Aggie Curtis
Perry Barton
Ed Thompson
Willie Best ...
Richard Moresby
Bill Cartledge ...
Johnny Stevens


Yong Joel Curtis finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride, as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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horse | horse racing | dog | bear | See All (4) »




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16 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der rote Teufel  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daisy, who plays Daisy the dog in the film, is the same dog that plays Daisy in the "Blondie" comedy series from Columbia Pictures. Its name is actually Lucky, not Daisy. See more »


When Red raced Mr. Moresby's horse, he was made to appear as though he couldn't run on the inside against the rail of a circular track, as he had supposedly only ever previously raced straight-track racing at the county fair. However, it's plainly obvious that Red's head was being pulled to the right in the turns to keep him from running on the inside as a horse would instinctively do. Regardless of whether a horse had ever raced on a circular track or not, no horse would ever drift to the outside of a curve in a circular or oval track. Any animal would naturally stay to the inside of a long curve while running at full speed. This was a forced and artificial story line to add tension to the plot. See more »

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A boy and his Horse,with some real problems added
7 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am one of the people who enjoy short and sweet, somewhat predictable films. Having said that, I liked this little film. We as a society have become so "sophisticated" that some of us won't allow ourselves some enjoyment from the past. Yea, there are parts in the film that could have been more realistic, but the point of the film was to tell the story of a boy and the horse he loved! Don't judge this film, please, by what others have said. While their feelings are true for them, it's sad that they aren't able to look past the flaws in the movie. Life is flawed, sometimes you get the wrong end of the stick. Get used to it. Sometimes it's nice to have a "Hollywood" ending, and other times it's appropriate to switch it up. This film is from the late 1940's,and it still has a timely message.Enjoy!

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