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Black Beauty (1994)

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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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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beleza Negra  »

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$4,630,377 (USA)

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A Film That Will Make an Impression
2 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the horse lover, Black Beauty is a tragic tale in which the sensual beauty of horses is artfully depicted. It will pull at your heart strings, make you smile from ear to ear, cry honestly, and desperately want to take a trip to the barn.

For the music lover, Black Beauty is an emotional ride in which the music all too well toys with the human soul. The music is so delicately composed, performed, and chosen for the movie that it is worth seeing just to enjoy the soundtrack.

For the critic, Black Beauty is an endearing story laden with green actors and a plot directed toward the youth. The green actors allow the film to be honest and emotional, however. And the youthful plot allow the earnestness and sensuality to create an even greater effect upon audiences of all ages.

For the average viewer, Black Beauty is a film worth watching. It is a film that will make an impression. It will not go down in the Hollywood hall of fame, nor will it be recollected by high and mighty of movie making. It will, however, stand the test of time as a film loved and cherished by the few who have seen and loved it.

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