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My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | | Family, Western | 9 December 1943 (Mexico)
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screen play by), Francis Edward Faragoh (adaptation) (as Francis Edwards Faragoh) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Ken McLaughlin
Preston Foster ... Rob McLaughlin
Rita Johnson ... Nell McLaughlin
James Bell ... Gus
Patti Hale Patti Hale ... Hildy (as Diana Hale)
Jeff Corey ... Tim Murphy
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay. Ken's mother, Nell, manages to persuade his father Rob to let him choose a colt from the herd for himself. He instead chooses a sorrel chestnut filly, who becomes injured soon after. Can Ken nurse the filly back to full health? Written by Jess Elson

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A story from the heart of America...to thrill America's heart!

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Family | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Flicka See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation on June 7, 1943, with Roddy McDowall and Rita Johnson reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) See more »

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From the eyes of a 7 year old
16 June 2006 | by oaksongSee all my reviews

I was about that, in a much quieter age, when I first saw Flicka. I was enthralled by the brave young hero and it left a very strong mark on me. Being young, and unsophisticated, I didn't have LOTR or Star Wars or any of today's high tech films to compare it to. I had Hoppalong Cassidy, the Cisco Kid and Roy Rogers, amongst other cowboy heroes. And then along comes this kid whose not a lot older than I was at the time being brave and honorable and fighting for what's right. I haven't seen it again since, and I'm not sure what my adult reaction to it would be. I'm sure the kids of today would be too sophisticated for the pleasures that I drew from it. So it goes....


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