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King of the Wind (1990)

PG | | Adventure | 25 May 1990 (UK)
In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Duffell

Writers:

Marguerite Henry (novel), Phil Frey | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... King George II
Glenda Jackson ... Queen Caroline
Frank Finlay ... Edward Coke
Jenny Agutter ... Hannah Coke
Nigel Hawthorne ... Achmet
Navin Chowdhry ... Agba
Anthony Quayle ... Lord Granville
Peter Vaughan ... Captain
Ian Richardson ... Bey of Tunis
Neil Dickson ... Earl of Godolphin
Barry Foster ... Mr. Williams
Jill Gascoine ... Mrs. Williams
Ralph Bates ... LeDuc
Joan Hickson ... Duchess of Marlborough
Norman Rodway ... Capt. 'Blueskin' Blake
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In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a series of adventures with his faithful stable boy, Agba, he becomes the Godolphin Arabian, the founder of one of the greatest thoroughbred racing lines of all time. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

König der Winde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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This was Sir Anthony Quayle's final movie before his death on October 20, 1989 at the age of seventy-six. He died seven months before this movie was released. See more »

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A heart-touching friendship
16 August 2005 | by HanagaramoyoSee all my reviews

The heart-touching story of Sham, the Godolphin Arabian, is always worth to be seen, not only for children. It is a story of love and devotion between human beings and animals - and about what is it worth to fight for and to be true and devoted to each other. The movie shows a lot of nice and overwhelming shots of horses which really touch the heart. And it also says, that not everybody is a bad human being, although there are lots of them in the world. I missed Grimalkin, the cat, who was the Godolphin Arabian's beloved friend, not only through his bitter and difficult years, but also in the time, the wonderful horse was honored and admired by the people. The movie does not follow Marguerite Henry's book very close, it is understandable that a few changes make a movie much easier and do not damage the story. I would have loved to see some shots in Gogmaggog, England, where the famous Arabian horse found his home where he could stay and live a happy life. The story between the boy Akba and his friend Sham, the Godolphin Arabian, touches the soul.


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