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Red Stallion (1947)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Sport | 16 August 1947 (USA)
A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.


Lesley Selander


Robert E. Kent (screenplay), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Robert Paige ... Andy McBride
Noreen Nash ... Ellen Reynolds
Ted Donaldson ... Joel Curtis
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Aggie Curtis
Ray Collins ... Perry Barton
Guy Kibbee ... Ed Thompson
Willie Best ... Jackson
Robert Bice ... Ho-Na
Pierre Watkin ... Richard Moresby
Bill Cartledge Bill Cartledge ... Johnny Stevens
Daisy ... Daisy the Dog


Yong Joel Curtis finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride, as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Filmed in Glorious Cinecolor! See more »


Action | Drama | Sport | Western


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Release Date:

16 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der rote Teufel See more »

Filming Locations:

Dunsmuir, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daisy, who plays Daisy the dog in the film, is the same dog that plays Daisy in the "Blondie" comedy series from Columbia Pictures. Its name is actually Lucky, not Daisy. See more »


The wire used to trip the horse during the bear attack is clearly visible. See more »


Referenced in Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (1949) See more »

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Too Many Technical Stinkers to Overlook
24 November 2018 | by kindtxgalSee all my reviews

Sweet story. No doubt about that... but the technical stinkers threaded in the film, particularly having to do with bears just has to be addressed.

Bears are typically herbivores, and occasionally feast on carcasses left behind by other predators, save for the polar bears species.

Bears attacking a horse to satisfy a penchant for horseflesh is next to nil in reality. A horse, who is gaga crazy afraid of bears because of past "killling by a bear" of his mother ---pursuing an attacking bear is pretty much inconceivable. So that violence was completely unnecessary and did little to improve the story.

Had they either a) made it realistic; b) filled out more of the animosity angle between horse and bear instead of pops of action between the two; or c) left it out altogether, the reel time could have focused on the plot ... a boy and his horse trying to save his home, ya da yada...

Too shallow. Nothing really hangs together. It's a sloppily thrown together film that will entrance some, but not the serious movie goer of any era.

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