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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Eric Hatch (book), Louis Pelletier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Jones ... Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
Diane Baker ... Suzie 'S.J.' Clemens
Lloyd Bochner ... Archer Madison
Fred Clark ... Tom Dugan
Ellen Janov Ellen Janov ... Helen Bolton
Morey Amsterdam ... Charlie Blake
Kurt Russell ... Ronnie Gardner
Lurene Tuttle ... Aunt Martha
Alan Hewitt ... Harry Tomis
Federico Piñero Federico Piñero ... Lorendo
Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael ... Catherine
Joan Marshall ... Mimsey
Robin Eccles Robin Eccles ... Judy Gardner
Adam Williams ... Sergeant Roberts
Norman Grabowski ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daughter, Helen. She is absolutely fond of horses, takes riding classes and has already had decent success in some competitions. Her biggest wish is to own a horse herself, a dream her father cannot afford at all. Now Fred tries to solve both problems at once by simply combining them: A horse named "Aspercel", ridden by his daughter should bring the name of the pill into the papers and make Helen happy, too. But there's still one more obstacle: Helen and Aspercel of course have to win a few jumping competitions to make this idea work. Written by Alto Speckhardt <s_aspeck@student.uni-ulm.de>

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Tally Ho! Ho! Ho!...It's the MERRIEST-GO-ROUND of the Year!

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1969 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sorte Tem Quatro Patas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released on a bill with the Academy Award-winning cartoon short Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968). See more »

Goofs

The exact same article-text ("While deliberations of the committee were held in private..." etc.) is shown for two different newspaper articles about Aspercel in the Washington DC horse competition. See more »

Quotes

Fred: You blew Helen's medal for good. One more like that it's the glue factory - for both of us.
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Connections

Spoofs The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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Underrated film with a lot of appeal
6 February 1999 | by MartaSee all my reviews

Dean Jones is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood; every part he plays is imbued with his own brand of sincerity. Catch him in this film; he never makes a false step. Diane Baker plays the riding instructor and Dean's love interest, and she's also fantastic. This is a quiet, well-made film, typical of Disney and the quality stuff he put out. I still enjoy watching this movie, and it's a great family film.


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