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Janet Lansburgh (screenplay)
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21 December 1960 (USA) See more »
A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team. | Add synopsis »
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George Fenneman ... Narrator (voice)
Nautical the Horse ... Injun Joe

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother ... Herself
Dorian Williams ... English Commentator

Slim Pickens ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Lansburgh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Janet Lansburgh  screenplay

Produced by
Larry Lansburgh .... producer
Walt Disney .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Lava 
Cinematography by
Robert Carmet 
Werner Kurz 
Larry Lansburgh 
Hannes Staudinger 
Sydney Zucker 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams 
Art Department
Jean Bowman .... artist: title painting
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
Music Department
Tom Downing .... music editor
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter

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48 min
Color (Technicolor)

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great film, 9 April 2002
Author: (robertaltman) from Altadena, CA

This was a genuinely touching film. It is very sensitive in telling how the horse started out innocent, and peaceful and how people mistreated it, or didn't quite understand it very often. I was impressed by how I could see the feelings of the horse itself. The horse had this fantastic will, and I identified with that and it was intriguing. When the horse did well in the jumping shows and kept doing better and better.. I cheered. When the end part came-I was ecstastic with joy!! It was such a great story.. I had to look it up on the web and write about it. I found on the web it's a true story too-which makes it all the more great. I strongly suggest all watch this classic-it won an Academy Award in 1960.

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