6.3/10
67
1 user 1 critic

Blue Fire Lady (1977)

A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval.

Director:

Ross Dimsey

Writer:

Bob Maumill (original story and screenplay) (as Robert Maumill)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sylvester (1985)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a rogue horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an eventing champion.

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson
Phar Lap (1983)
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Lindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathryn Harrison ... Jenny
Mark Holden Mark Holden ... Barry
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... McIntyre
Marion Edward ... Mrs. Gianini
Lloyd Cunnington Lloyd Cunnington ... Mr. Grey
Syd Conabere Syd Conabere ... Mr. Bartlett
Irene Hewitt Irene Hewitt ... Mrs. Bartlett
Philip Barnard-Brown Philip Barnard-Brown ... Stephen
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Charlie
John Wood ... Gus
John Ewart ... Mr. Peters
Roy Higgins Roy Higgins ... Kevin Clegg
John Murphy John Murphy ... Vet
David John David John ... Curtis
Katy Brinson Katy Brinson ... Motel Receptionist (as Katie Brinson)
Edit

Storyline

Jenny Grey a horse loving country girl leaves her widowed father to move to the city after her father's frustrations towards Jenny and her desires to ride horses, after her mother had died from a horse-riding accident. Jenny finds work at a country race track and becomes obsessed with a troublesome horse called "Blue Fire Lady". "Blue Fire Lady" shows promise in Jenny's hands, but around everyone else misbehaves and shows no discipline. When "Blue Fire Lady" is put up for auction it is up to Jenny to either buy her or prove her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When you're young, when you're free...when you've still got time to believe.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1977 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Fire Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD231,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Catherine Harrison once said of Australian films whilst promoting this picture: "I also saw The Picture Show Man (1977) which impressed me very much...there is something new and different in the way you make your movies over here. There is a very exciting atmosphere". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classic Aussie Corn
4 January 2017 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Apart from a lacklustre script with lazy dialogue, this tripe is adorable and horribly cute. The direction is insipid and uncinematic, while the performances is amateur hour, with some of the actors seeming to ham it up because they knew what kind of turkey they were cooking in. I am sure it was only made because of the producer's love for horse racing and gambling.

But still I enjoyed it!

Great to see Aussie suburban life from the seventies, and the operation of a racing horse stable. And I'm glad they used actual jockeys, race callers and other local Melbourne horse racing identities of that era, because it gave it an authentic feel to it, something I wished they had done for the whole film. If only they created a kind of neorealism film of the horse racing industry! Instead they went for the TV soapie style that delivered pure campy elements to a predictable story.

The highlight was Mark Holden's surprising performance, showing that he had some natural talent. And the other was the unintentional hysterical scenes of Mrs. G, who really made a real meal of caricaturing an Italian mamma.

Still worth a watch for the horsey lover, who will notice that this film is the pioneering source of the horse whispering method... Only kidding! But it almost grasped the concept of natural horsemanship.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed