Wild Stallion (1952)
A Boy and His Horse
1 June 2011
This is a decent late period Monogram western, starring Ben Johnson with quite an interesting cast -- supporting actors all, including a lot of names that I would grow up with as a kid, like Edgar Buchanan, Hugh Beaumont and Hayden Roarke; turn on your television during Prime Time between 1958 and 1970 and you'd see at least one of them every night.

The attempt to tell the story of how Johnson's character grew up in terms of his relationship with the horse is an interesting idea and certainly the actors all give it a good effort, but writer-director Lewis Collins never quite gets his head out of the Saturday matinée and the result is a decent kiddies' movie with lots of sentiment but not quite enough in the way of heart.
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