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The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 12 November 1949 (USA)
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Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Margaret O'Hara / Knowles
Barry Fitzgerald ... Shawn O'Hara
Lon McCallister ... Ted Knowles
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mrs. Charles S. Howard
Donald MacBride ... George Carson
Pierre Watkin ... Charles S. Howard
William Forrest ... Thomas Milford
Joe Hernandez Joe Hernandez ... Race Commentator
Hal J. Moore Hal J. Moore ... Race Commentator (as Hal Moore)
Clem McCarthy Clem McCarthy ... Race Commentator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sugarfoot Anderson ... Walkin' Murphy - Milford's Boy (as 'Sugarfoot' Anderson)
Seabiscuit Seabiscuit ... Self (archive footage)
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Storyline

Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes a liking to a yearling named Seabiscuit, and fights to convince the horse's owner that the tiny horse with big knees will become a top-notch racehorse. Meanwhile, Margaret begins a tentative relationship with jockey Ted Knowles, but is haunted by her brother's death in a steeplechase spill. Written by Ray Hamel

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MAKE WAY FOR THIS ONE!...it will make your heart ride high with happiness! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

In the close-ups, Seabiscuit was played by Sea Sovereign, his son. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene at the winner's circle, an apparent newsreel cameraman is filming while cranking his camera - backwards. He pauses for a few seconds, starts to crank one way, then the other. Finally, he resumes cranking, this time in the correct direction. See more »

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Narrator: [voice over narration] Here in Kentucky is the Blue Grass Country where champions are born. Black, beige and chestnut. Glorious creatures. Born to run and keep on running.
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Connections

Referenced in Muscle Up a Little Closer (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night
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Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening scene
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Read the book, see the movie.
23 July 2001 | by alydar21See all my reviews

Had to see the movie after reading the wonderful bestseller about Seabiscuit. Supposedly uses the real footage of the match race between War Admiral and Seabiscuit. Acting aside, the historic race alone is worth viewing the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Always Sweethearts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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