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Black Beauty (1946)

Passed | | Drama, Family, Romance | 29 August 1946 (USA)
A young English girl raising a horse named "Black Beauty" into a prize-winner. The motherless girl is thrown into a panic when Beauty disappears.

Director:

Max Nosseck

Writers:

Anna Sewell (based on a novel by) (as Anna Sewall), Lillie Hayward (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Mona Freeman ... Anne Wendon
Richard Denning ... Bill Dixon
Evelyn Ankers ... Evelyn Carrington
Charles Evans ... Squire Wendon
J.M. Kerrigan ... John
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Blake
Terry Kilburn ... Joe
Tom Dillon Tom Dillon ... Skinner (as Thomas P. Dillon)
Arthur Space ... Terry
John Burton John Burton ... Dr. White
Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Gordon
Leyland Hodgson ... Auctioneer
Clifford Brooke ... Veterinarian
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... Black Beauty
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Storyline

Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining the horse, she may learn to discipline herself. Passing through Birtwick Farms, Bill Dixon (Richard Denning, a young American, arouses Anne's interest when he expresses his hope of finding a "Very beautiful young colt" when he returns to England in two years. When he returns, however, his attitude brings Anne to the realization that she is still considered a "child." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE HEART-WARMING STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL AND HER HORSE...THE DANGERS THEY FACED...THE FUN THEY SHARED...THE LOVE THEY FELT FOR EACH OTHER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Though this movie "Black Beauty " 1946 was released by Teentieth Century-Fox the Wendon Family Manor home set looks remarkably like the Manor Home set in Universal Pictures "Dead Mens Eyes" 1944. An unknown fact is that at that time movie studios and or movie producers would ask other movie studios if they could film on their sound stages and or back lots if it they were ideal for their movie. See more »

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Version of Black Beauty (1995) See more »

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Nice Use of Technicolor
17 August 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining the horse, she may learn to discipline herself.

Seeing as this was released in the 1940s, I am going to assume the film was black and white and color was added later. This may not be correct, as some great color was around early on. But either way, the use of it here is very nice and makes the dresses (for example) very vibrant. This is how color of its time ought to be used.

The story itself is alright and tends to be a children's story, though it may have a wider family appeal. There is the element of romance, and of course the theme that a horse is more than just something to ride.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Beauty See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (shot in color)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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