Black Beauty (1994)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  29 July 1994 (USA)
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Docs Keepin Time ...
Black Beauty (as Docs Keepin Time - American Quarter Horse)
Black Beauty (voice)
Peter Cook ...
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Lord George
Lyndon Davies ...
Head Groom
Jessica Gordon (as Georgina Armstrong)
Gemma Paternoster ...
Molly Gordon
Anthony Walters ...
Alfred Gordon


Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion in 1870s England, recalls his life from his birth through his carefree life as a colt to the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment. Written by

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A story for all ages. A friendship for all time. Share the adventure.


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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beleza Negra  »

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$4,630,377 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Peter Cook's last film. See more »


Ginger's blaze on her head changes through out the movie. That means there was more then one horse playing her and/or the blaze was painted. See more »


Black Beauty: We don't get to choose the people in our lives. For us, it's all chance.
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Black Beauty... Docs Keepin Time, American Quarter Horse See more »


Version of Black Beauty (1921) See more »

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19 March 2004 | by (San Diego,CA) – See all my reviews

I'm just a toasted marshmallow when it comes to this story. I've read the book many times and CRY every time. This movie and the earlier productions of it have the same effect on me. Needless to say, the book is ultimately superior to any of the movie versions but this movie does do justice to the book.

A movie about life from the animal's point of view will conjure visions of 'Mr. Ed' or 'Francis, The Talking Mule' in a few unimaginative folks but this story really puts the idea of 'walking in another's shoes' in perspective.

The novel and the movies helped me develop respect and empathy for all creatures at a very early age. See this movie with someone you love. You won't be sorry.

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