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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
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Suzie 'S.J.' Clemens
Lloyd Bochner ...
Archer Madison
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Tom Dugan
Ellen Janov ...
Helen Bolton
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Charlie Blake
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Ronnie Gardner
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Aunt Martha
Alan Hewitt ...
Harry Tomis
Federico Piñero ...
Lorendo
Florence MacMichael ...
Catherine
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Mimsey
Robin Eccles ...
Judy Gardner
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Norman Grabowski ...
Truck Driver
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Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of horses, takes riding classes and has already had decent success in some competitions. Her biggest wish is to own a horse herself, a dream her father cannot afford at all. Now Fred tries to solve both problems at once by simply combining them: A horse named "Aspercel", ridden by his daugther should bring the name of the pill into the papers and make Helen happy, too. But there's still one more obstacle: Helen and Aspercel of course have to win a few races to make this idea work... Written by Alto Speckhardt <s_aspeck@student.uni-ulm.de>

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Tally Ho! Ho! Ho!...It's the MERRIEST-GO-ROUND of the Year!

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Family | Comedy | Drama

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7 February 1969 (Brazil)  »

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A Sorte Tem Quatro Patas  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released on a bill with the Academy Award-winning cartoon short Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968). See more »

Goofs

The exact same article-text ("While deliberations of the committee were held in private..." etc.) is shown for two different newspaper articles about Aspercel in the Washington DC horse competition. See more »

Quotes

Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton: [Applauding S.J] That's absolutely t - t -
[Sneezes]
Suzie 'S.J.' Clemens: [Riding bareback] Now you try it again and don't depend on the reins. Balance. legs. Make him know what you want him to do.
Helen Bolton: [On Aspercel bareback] Okay, I'll try. Come on, Aspie. Communicate.
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References Song of the South (1946) See more »

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Perfect for the whole family.
18 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film from the library. I loved it. This is a Dean Jones and "Herbie" flick. But this Herbie which I am talking about is his dog, not his car. Ellen Janov portrayed the teenage daughter, Helen Bolton. Kurt Russell did a really good part as Ronnie Gardner, Helen Bolton's boyfriend. Dean Jones is really fun to watch. He portrays Fred Bolton, who works for a pharmaceutical company. Aspercel is the name of the horse. I love the setting of this film. Like all Disney Classic live movies, I find this one enjoyable. I've always loved Dean Jones and Kurt Russell. Suzy Clemens, portrayed by Diane Baker is the equestrian instructor. She teaches how to ride a horse. If you see this movie, you'll be entertained.


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