"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »
Inspired by the novels of Walter Farley. After being shipwrecked on a remote desert island, courageous, young Alec Ramsay and a wild Arabian stallion named the "Black," form an irrevocable ... See full summary »
Richard Ian Cox,
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »
Harold D. Schuster
"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. Escaping gunfire, he runs off one night with a young rancher;s mare, a possible winner of the Governor's Stake trotting race. The mare is recaptured and entered in the race against the horse owned by the father of the young rancher's sweetheart, and this puts a damper on their romance. Written by
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The only real claim to fame of this pleasant little film is that it's outdoor Technicolor cinematography earned an Oscar nom - some beautiful nature shots here. The story is a sequel to a sequel (MY FRIEND FLICKA, THUNDERHEAD) involving a horse being trained as a racing animal, who is romanced and "liberated" by a wild stallion. It's all lovely and entertaining, but hardly great cinema. Robert Arthur is fine as the boy, Ken, but Peggy Cummins is extremely mannered as the girl, Carey. Burl Ives and Charles Coburn provide the character acting. Lloyd Nolan looks woeful. This is one children and early teenagers might enjoy.
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