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25 May 1990 (UK) See more »
In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Harris ... King George II

Glenda Jackson ... Queen Caroline

Frank Finlay ... Edward Coke

Jenny Agutter ... Hannah Coke

Nigel Hawthorne ... Achmet

Navin Chowdhry ... Agba

Anthony Quayle ... Lord Granville

Peter Vaughan ... Captain

Ian Richardson ... Bey of Tunis

Neil Dickson ... Earl of Godolphin

Barry Foster ... Mr. Williams

Jill Gascoine ... Mrs. Williams

Ralph Bates ... LeDuc

Joan Hickson ... Duchess of Marlborough

Norman Rodway ... Capt. 'Blueskin' Blake

Melvyn Hayes ... Twicker
Hilton McRae ... Cook

Barry Stanton ... Chef Richard
Dicken Ashworth ... Woodcarter
Ben Aris ... Squire Dunn

Paul Spurrier ... King Louis XV

Richard Ridings ... Jailer
Terence Conoley ... Cardinal
Paul Sarony ... French Ambassador
Suzy Cooper ... Lady Granville
Jeremy Hodge ... Teenage Gang Leader
Courtney Roper-Knight ... Rusty Williams

John Forgeham ... Blacksmith
Mark Dawson ... Henry
Mark Collingwood ... Dr. Goodwin
Richard Bates ... Jacques

Nick Gillard ... First Sailor
Mike Eastman ... Cpl. Tom
Haydn Andrews ... Constable

Directed by
Peter Duffell 
Writing credits
Marguerite Henry (novel)

Phil Frey 
Leslie Sayle 

Produced by
Guy Collins .... executive producer
Peter S. Davis .... producer
Patrick Dromgoole .... executive producer
Johnny Goodman .... executive producer
Michael Guest .... producer
William N. Panzer .... producer
Paul Sarony .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Scott 
Cinematography by
Brian Morgan 
Film Editing by
Lyndon Matthews 
Casting by
Beth Charkham 
Production Design by
Kenneth Sharp 
Costume Design by
Lynnette Cummin 
Makeup Department
Linda Webster .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy P. Stevens .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rob Hunter .... construction rigger
Sound Department
John Rodda .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Pearce .... camera operator
Antony Shearn .... first assistant camera
Mark Skivens .... camera grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Arthur .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
John Scott .... conductor
John Scott .... orchestrator
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John Sparks .... transportation captain
Other crew
Steve Cronick .... production accountant
Jason Sparks .... runner (uncredited)

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This was Glenda Jackson's final film before her retirement from acting.See more »


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Much more than I anticipated, 24 September 2013
Author: Tammy Parker from United States

I loved this story as a child and was delighted to find it had been made into a movie, though I didn't expect much. I am pleased to report that the movie was actually quite well done and the boy playing Agba, Navin Chowdhry, was excellent, especially in light of his acting is done without voice. The movie is a delight to watch and the horses true to type. As a former Arabian horse breeder I judge the horses in a film such as this as much as I do the human actors. The little horse that plays the adult Sham is a handsome little fellow and exceeded my highest expectations for this film. The costuming was lovely as was the scenery and this film is all together delightful. I've placed it on my shelf of favorite equine films along with The Black Stallion, Black Beauty and National Velvet. If you are a horse lover you mustn't miss this movie. I'd have given it more stars, but I save those for truly great movies of the caliber of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. While this doesn't qualify in my book as "truly great", it is a most excellent and enjoyable film, not to be missed.

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