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Black Beauty (1971)

When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »

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James Hill

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Anna Sewell (novel), Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Lester ... Joe
Walter Slezak ... Hackenschmidt
Peter Lee Lawrence ... Gervaise
Uschi Glas ... Marie (as Ursula Glas)
Patrick Mower ... Sam Greene
John Nettleton ... Sir William
Maria Rohm ... Anne
Eddie Golden Eddie Golden ... Evans
Clive Geraghty Clive Geraghty ... Roger
John Hoey John Hoey ... Muldoon (as Johnny Hoey)
Patrick Gardiner Patrick Gardiner ... O'Flaherty
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... Mark Beauchamp
Ronan Smith Ronan Smith ... Farm Boy
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Coalman
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Anna Sewell
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Storyline

When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who abuses animals, turns the screws on till pa Evans is forced to leave and abandon even Black Beauty. He soon loses everything in a cards game, so the stallion ends up in the Hackenschmidt circus. Joe is desperate to get him back. Written by KGF Vissers

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The all-new motion picture about the most beloved story of our time! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Spain | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Belleza negra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lionel Bart worked on the soundtrack, working again with Mark Lester as both were involved with Oliver. See more »

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Referenced in The Goodies: Black and White Beauty (1976) See more »

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The best filmization of the classic story to date.
10 October 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

This internationally-produced version of the oft-filmed Anna Sewell classic about the adventures and misadventures of a horse that is seperated from its original owners is the best of several films based on the timeless tale. Mark Lester stars as the young boy who longs to be reunited with his beloved horse. The film rarely strays from its source, and I believe this is superior to the 1994 remake.


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