The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Family
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 177 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 15 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 72 titles
created 09 Jan 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Black Beauty.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1974   1973   1972  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Beauty (TV Movie 1978)
Adventure | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: David Gregory, Laurie Main, Michael Evans
Black Beauty II (Video 1995)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi
Stars: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Chera Bailey
Adventure | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young girl befriends a wild black stallion.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Biana Tamimi, Richard Romanus, Patrick Elyas
Black Beauty (1946)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »

Director: Max Nosseck
Stars: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva
Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield
The Famous Five (1978–1979)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Marcus Harris, Gary Russell, Jennifer Thanisch
Black Beauty (TV Movie 1987)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: David Cherkasskiy
Stars: Bob Baines, Colin Borgonon, Patrick Dickson
Adventure | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Catweazle (1970–1971)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Black Beauty (2015)
Family

"Black Beauty," a film centering on a 15 year-old girl who volunteers at a city pound, and convinces her Grandfather in the country to adopt a horse that was rescued from an abusive owner. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli
Stars: Luke Perry, Bruce Davison, Anthony Del Negro
Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series 1976)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Chris Wiggins, Diana Leblanc, Ricky O'Neill
Daktari (1966–1969)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys--and ... See full summary »

Stars: Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Hari Rhodes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
William Lucas ...
 Dr. James Gordon (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charlotte Mitchell ...
 Amy Winthrop (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Roderick Shaw ...
 Kevin Gordon / ... (51 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Culver ...
 Squire Armstrong (31 episodes, 1972-1974)
...
 Vicky Gordon (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Stacy Dorning ...
 Jenny Gordon (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
Edit

Storyline

Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his daughter's Vicky( season 1) Jenny ( season 2), son Kevin, and their friends Albert, Robbie(season 1) and Ned (season 2). Each week the children get involved in an adventure that brings them into contact with all sorts of colourful characters and villians. You can always be assured, however, that Beauty is on hand to help save the day. Written by Matthew Patay/Helen Cooper

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Black Beauty  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(54 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This series is based on the book "Black Beauty" for which the writer got 20 British pounds. See more »

Connections

Version of Black Beauty (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Galloping Home
Written by Denis King
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Performed by the London String Chorale
Produced by Weekend Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oh the nostalgia!!!
5 November 2005 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This series was made the year I was born - 1972 - and so it must have been the reruns I used to watch but I do recall that it was an unmissable show for me. This series is timeless because it reflects a time that, even when it was made, had already passed. Sure, some of the hairstyles give it away at times for being from the 70's but it's something you could show your kids now and it wouldn't be dated. I don't have any kids but I have just purchased the " Best of" DVD as I want, someday, for my kids to appreciate the innocence of growing up that this show reflects.

I agree with a previous user, it does show good triumphing over bad, promotes good morals and, at times will tug at the heart strings, but its the kind of wholesome entertainment that you want your kids to watch as it always promotes "doing the right thing".

I am not ashamed to say that, mentally, I joined Vicky, Kevin, Albert and then Jenny and Ned on ALL of their adventures and, even now that I am all grown up ( as are all the actors who played them) I am being transported back to those childhood days in a warm, fuzzy and nostalgic glow. Albert was always my favourite character and I would LOVE to know where Tony Maiden is today. To me, he was always the most endearing character - the one who added all the humour. My only criticism of the DVD release? It only contains 11 of the 54 episodes that were made over the 2 seasons. Please, let's have Box set releases for both seasons. I suspect a lot of parents of my generation would far rather their kids watched shows like this than the violence that kids are subjected to nowadays.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tony Maiden cooperhmc
Theme Tune gerty_coulio
Are The DVD Episodes Edited? LindaY
MORE EPISODES re dvd johndeansmarshallcgli200
Question about this series... jenmar79
Good, But not as good as... william-brennan-1
Discuss The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?