7.2/10
60
13 user

Florian (1940)

This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Young ... Anton Erban
Helen Gilbert ... Duchess Diana
Charles Coburn ... Dr. Johannes Hofer
Lee Bowman ... Archduke Oliver
Reginald Owen ... Emperor Franz Josef
Lucile Watson ... Countess
Irina Baronova ... Trina
Rand Brooks ... Victor
S.Z. Sakall ... Max
William B. Davidson ... Archduke Franz Ferdinand
George Lloyd ... Marco Borelli
George Irving ... Bantry
Charles Judels ... Editor
Edit

Storyline

This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Thursday 20 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first telecast in Chicago 26 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 8 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Altoona PA 9 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 16 March 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Portland OR 24 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 16 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6). in Seattle 20 August 1957 on KING (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 30 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), but its initial New York City telecast did not take place until 27 June 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). It's now in the Turner Classic Movies library, but has not been seen since it aired on TNT in December 1988, and on TCM in June 1994. Since that time, legal complications have arisen that prevent its further showings and/or DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adelaide's Silver Screens (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Schönbrunner
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Lanner
Arranged by Franz Waxman
See more »

User Reviews

I was lucky enough to have taped this
19 September 2004 | by railsitterSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1940 and I never forgot it. It is a tear-jerker but of the best kind. All of the ingredients of a good plot are there and of course any movie with an animal, especially a horse is a guarantee of good family entertainment. It was shown in the afternoon on a Baltimore channel so I don't imagine very many families got to see it. Perhaps if enough of us write to Fox Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies, they will show this movie again.I watch only the "classic" movies because I find I do not like the new violent/sex ones of today. There are so many good books that have never been made into movies. Tried and true books are much better than some of the "original" ideas used for the movies of today.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1940 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo stalliere e la granduchessa See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed