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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 »

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(as Harold Schuster)

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(adaptation) (as Francis Edwards Faragoh), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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... Ken McLaughlin
... Rob McLaughlin
... Nell McLaughlin
... Gus
Patti Hale ... Hildy (as Diana Hale)
... 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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9 December 1943 (Mexico)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 7, 1943 with Roddy McDowall and Rita Johnson reprising their film roles. See more »

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Fair; Poor script writing
24 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a mediocre movie from a brilliant book. The script writers did everything they could to slaughter it, making it into a cutesy children's movie. Not to be outdone, the casting department then finished pulling everything apart, leaving it to the actors to attempt a salvage. Roddy McDowall turned in a good performance as always; there was just something about his English accent that seemed out of place on the Wyoming plane.I voted a six, because it's a fair movie if you forget that it's supposed to be from the book, which apparently nobody in the crew read.


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