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Gypsy Colt (1954)

A beautiful spirited horse is so devoted to his young mistress that he undertakes an incredible 500-mile journey over treacherous terrain to be reunited with her.

Director:

Andrew Marton

Writers:

Eric Knight (based on a story by), Martin Berkeley (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donna Corcoran ... Meg MacWade
Ward Bond ... Frank MacWade
Frances Dee ... Em MacWade
Larry Keating ... Wade Y. Gerald
Lee Van Cleef ... Hank
Robert Hyatt ... Phil Gerald (as Bobby Hyatt)
Nacho Galindo ... Pancho
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Rodolfo
Joe Dominguez Joe Dominguez ... Tony
Bobby Dominguez Bobby Dominguez ... Pedro
Jester Hairston ... Carl
Peggy Maley ... Pat
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... Gypsy - the Horse (as Gypsy)
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Storyline

Lassie comes home (again) but this time as a horse. Eric Knight shouldn't have to had break a sweat writing this "original" with the only difference in the basic plot line (from "Lassie Comes Home") being that a horse, rather than a dog, has to make the arduous journey back to it's young master (a girl rather than a boy) and a locale change from England to the American West. It begins in a drought-stricken region where Frank and Em MacWade dread to tell their young daughter, Meg, that her beloved colt Gypsy has been sold, for financial reasons, as a potential race horse. The horse breaks away from its new owner twice, and is admonished by Meg each time, before the horse is transported 500 miles away to a race track. But Gypsy escapes again and begins his 500-mile trek back to his young mistress. On his trek back, he has encounters with a group of cowboys, a gang of wild motorcyclists and a young Mexican boy, in addition to the terrain problems. Gypsy one-ups Lassie as he also brings a... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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With the Fury of a Wild Animal, Gypsy Colt conquers dangers of the West! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treue See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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When Gypsy pulls off the bedcover and Meg jumps through the window, she is wearing slippers, so she must have been wearing them in bed. See more »

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A real 50's matinee favorite
9 January 2003 | by popgun9See all my reviews

In the 50's, choices for kids' movies weren't quite what they are today. Gypsy Colt was a real favorite of exhibitors at the time -- entirely clean content and a short running time. It's corny by modern standards but still very charming in its own way. Interesting to see some of the same MGM props that turned up in some of their other films, War of the Worlds is one. If you love horses and a warm, fuzzy, sentimental feeling, Gypsy Colt is a winner. Although, Lee Van Cleef sure plays a real mean guy here.


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