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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 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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Family | Western

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"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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Followed by My Friend Flicka (1955) See more »

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Touching Movie of Long Ago, Yet Still Timely in What it Teaches
30 June 2010 | by Scoval71See all my reviews

This is a very dated movie with obvious sets. It is about a young, impressionable boy who does not seem to fit into the Wyoming ranch life his father loves. As a result, his father puts him in charge of a horse. The movie is replete with with its Hollywood make-up, perfect ranch clothing, sets, and backdrops that are just terribly apparent. The young boy speaks with such perfection of speech, such respect, and such politeness, it is just foreign to the backdrop of a Wyoming rancher. But---but,the story is timeless. What both the father and son learn---from Flicka--endures to this day. I saw it for the first time on television this afternoon. I was extremely touched and at the point of tears. It is, indeed, a classic, for children as well as for adults, and simply an endearing movie to enjoy. I recommend it. Great acting by the horse, too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

My Friend Flicka See more »

Filming Locations:

Duck Creek, Utah, USA See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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