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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:
Ellen Reynolds
Mrs. Aggie Curtis
Perry Barton
Ed Thompson
Richard Moresby
Bill Cartledge ...
Johnny Stevens
Daisy the dog


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) »


Filmed in Glorious Cinecolor!




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Release Date:

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 training Red to the sound of the starting bell, the first time Red took off by himself after first dumping Joel. He actually ran nearly to the far end of the field, but immediately afterward when Joel sent Daisy the dog to go fetch Red back, Red was standing peacefully just 10 yards or so away. See more »


Referenced in Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (1949) See more »

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A boy and his Horse,with some real problems added
7 March 2006 | by 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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