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Wild Stallion (1952)

Passed  -  Western  -  27 April 1952 (USA)
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Young Dan Light (Orley Lindgren), an orphan, is taken in hand by Johnny Wintergreen (Edgar Buchanan),hunter of wild horses for selling to the U. S. cavalry. Dan's grief over the death of ... See full summary »

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Dan Light
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John Wintergreen
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Caroline Cullen
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Major Cullen
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Captain Wilmurt
Orley Lindgren ...
Young Dan Light
Don Haggerty ...
Sergeant Keach
Susan Odin ...
Caroline as a Child
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Bill Cole
Barbara Woodell ...
Abigail Light
John Halloran ...
John Light
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Young Dan Light (Orley Lindgren), an orphan, is taken in hand by Johnny Wintergreen (Edgar Buchanan),hunter of wild horses for selling to the U. S. cavalry. Dan's grief over the death of his parents in an Indian raid is partially eased by his belief that his pet colt, Top Kick, escaped. Wintergreen takes Dan to a army post, where Major Callan (Hayden Rorke)welcomes the boy into his home. Several years later, Dan (Ben Johnson), now in love with Callan's daughter, Caroline (Martha Hyer), joins Wintergreen as a wild horse hunter. Dan is obsessed with the thought that Top Kick escaped the Indians and finds Top Kick, now a great white stallion, leading a herd of wild horses. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Stampeding the Screen with the Fury of Trampling Hoofs and Savage Wolf Fangs! See more »

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27 April 1952 (USA)  »

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A Boy and His Horse
1 June 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a decent late period Monogram western, starring Ben Johnson with quite an interesting cast -- supporting actors all, including a lot of names that I would grow up with as a kid, like Edgar Buchanan, Hugh Beaumont and Hayden Roarke; turn on your television during Prime Time between 1958 and 1970 and you'd see at least one of them every night.

The attempt to tell the story of how Johnson's character grew up in terms of his relationship with the horse is an interesting idea and certainly the actors all give it a good effort, but writer-director Lewis Collins never quite gets his head out of the Saturday matinée and the result is a decent kiddies' movie with lots of sentiment but not quite enough in the way of heart.


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