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Black Beauty (1994)

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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Docs Keepin Time ...
Black Beauty (as Docs Keepin Time - American Quarter Horse)
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Black Beauty (voice)
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Molly Gordon
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Alfred Gordon
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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 duke1029@aol.com

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$4,630,377 (USA)
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James Cosmo was cut out of this film. See more »

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When Merrylegs is opening all the stables and Black Beauty says "open mine too!", in the upper left corner you can see the arm of the trainer telling the horse playing Beauty to release the pin. See more »

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John Manly: Kind treatment makes good horses, Joe. Bad treatment ruins them.
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Black Beauty... Docs Keepin Time, American Quarter Horse See more »

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Referenced in The Vicar of Dibley: The Easter Bunny (1996) See more »

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Lots of heart...and big, wet eyes
29 December 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Yet another film-adaptation of Anna Sewell's popular 1877 children's book opens with a elderly horse looking back on his tumultuous life--narrating the story himself (with a British accent no less!). What might have been a twee gimmick turns out to be a surprisingly canny stroke of genius, as the screenplay, although prosy, is smart and direct and Alan Cumming's gentle voice-over is very sympathetic. Director Caroline Thompson is sensitive as well, getting terrific "performances" from all the horses involved; her film is a bit heavy on the sad farewells, yet it has lots of heart and works on its audience through pure emotion. Thin at 88 minutes, but beautifully photographed and with a tasteful score by Danny Elfman, fine acting by the humans. A must-see for horse-lovers, the movie is genuinely touching without being too manipulative. **1/2 from ****


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