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Black Beauty ()


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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

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Docs Keepin Time ...
Black Beauty (as Docs Keepin Time - American Quarter Horse)
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Black Beauty (voice)
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Farmer Grey
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Jerry Barker
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John Manly
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Squire Gordon
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Reuben Smith
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Mr. York
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Lady Wexmire
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Lord Wexmire
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Lord George
Lyndon Davies ...
Head Groom
Georgina Armstrong ...
Jessica Gordon
Gemma Paternoster ...
Molly Gordon
Anthony Walters ...
Alfred Gordon
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Mistress Gordon
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Joe Green
Sean Baker ...
Ostler
Bill Stewart ...
Coachman
Bronco McLoughlin ...
Vicar / Granary Cart Driver
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Ned Burnham
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Carriagemaker
Philip Taylor ...
Carriagemaker's Assistant
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Job Horse Boss
Robert Demeger ...
Horse Marker Buyer
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Sleazy Horse Dealer
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Horse Dealer
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Hard-Faced Man
Emma Richler ...
Polly Barker
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Dolly Barker (as Keeley Flanders)
Freddy White ...
Harry Barker (as Freddie White)
Conrad Asquith ...
Guv'nor Crenshaw
Patrick Burke ...
First Cabby
Dick Brannick ...
Second Cabby
Paul McNeilly ...
Third Cabby
Dido Miles ...
Dinah
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Wild-Looking Young Man
Graham Valentine ...
Eager Cabby
Graeme Alexander Young ...
Fourth Cabby
John Quarmby ...
Butler
Julian Maud ...
Drunken Gentleman
Bill McCabe ...
First Driver
Niall O'Brien ...
Farmer Thoroughgood
Jonathan Hirst ...
Willie Thoroughgood
Ian Kelsey ...
Joe Green (Older)
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Man with Tambourine (uncredited)
Jesse James Sims ...
Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Caroline Thompson

Written by

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Anna Sewell ... (novel)
 
Caroline Thompson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Macgregor-Scott ... producer
Robert Shapiro ... producer

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Alex Thomson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Claire Simpson

Editorial Department

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Tristan M. Brighty ... first assistant editor
Sarah Flack ... assistant editor
Sherrye Gibbs ... assistant editor
Michael Hall ... assistant editor
Andrew Melhuish ... assistant editor
Matthew Tucker ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Selway
Sarah Trevis

Production Design by

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John Box

Art Direction by

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Kevin Phipps
Leslie Tomkins ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Eddie Fowlie

Costume Design by

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Jenny Beavan

Makeup Department

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Yvonne Coppard ... makeup artist
Natalie Cosco ... makeup artist
Magdalen Gaffney ... key makeup artist
Colin Jamison ... key hair stylist
Jan Jamison ... assistant hair stylist
Victoria Jamison ... equine makeup

Production Management

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Steve Harding ... unit production manager (as Steven Harding)
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vic Armstrong ... second unit director
Chris Carreras ... first assistant director
Jamie Christopher ... third assistant director
Marcia Gay ... second assistant director
Trevor Kaye ... first assistant director: second unit (pick-ups)

Art Department

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Robin Heinson ... painter
Tracey Holmes ... art department assistant
Michael King ... construction buyer
Ron Nicholls ... stagehand
Mickey Pugh ... property master
Adrian Start ... head of department painter
Jake Wells ... dressing prop
Terry Wells ... property master
Mickey Woolfson ... property master

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Mary Andrews ... supervising adr editor
Kevin Bartnof ... foley artist
Robert Bradshaw ... sound editor (as Bob Bradshaw)
Fred Burke ... foley editor
Jeffrey Cranford ... assistant adr editor
Joe Dorn ... adr editor
Gordon Ecker ... sound editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer (as Les Fresholz)
Steven Gerrior ... assistant sound editor
Marilyn Graf ... foley mixer
Michael Herbick ... re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Glenn Hoskinson ... sound editor
Holly Huckins ... adr editor
Victor Iorillo ... sound editor
Simon Kaye ... sound mixer
Elizabeth Kenton ... assistant sound editor
Nicolas Le Messurier ... adr mixer
John Lewis Aschenbrenner ... sound trainee
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... sound editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Rocky Moriana Jr. ... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe ... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe-Boisseau)
Steve Schwalbe ... supervising foley editor
Tommy Staples ... boom operator
Shawn Sykora ... foley editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. ... sound editor
Richard E. Yawn ... supervising sound editor
Sandy Buchanan ... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Paul Clancy ... special effects technician
Simon Cockren ... special effects technician
Dave Crownshaw ... special effects technician
Michael Dawson ... special effects administrator
Manex Efrem ... special effects assistant
Marcus Richardson ... special effects technician
Andy Williams ... floor supervisor / foreman
Joss Williams ... special effects supervisor
Terence J. Cox ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Steven Begg ... Optical effects
Antony Hunt ... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company
Andy Stevens ... model unit camera assistant: Magic Camera Co

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... horse master / stunt coordinator
Wendy Armstrong ... assistant stunt coordinator
Brian Bowes ... stunts
Helen Caldwell ... stunts
Abbi Collins ... stunts
Nick Gillard ... stunts
Ángel Gómez Fernández ... stunts
Mark Henson ... stunts (as Mark 'Franklin' Henson)
Billy Horrigan ... stunts (as Bill Horrigan)
Paul Jennings ... stunts
Tom Lucy ... stunts
Gerard Naprous ... stunts
Lex Ruddiman ... stunts
Tony Smart ... stunts
Mark Southworth ... stunts
Roy Street ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrew Anderson ... nature photographer
Robert Binnall ... first assistant camera
Craig Bloor ... second assistant camera
Ashley Bond ... clapper loader: second unit
David Feig ... director of photography: second unit
Philip George ... drone pilot
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
Gifford Hooper ... aerial camera operator
Clive Mackey ... focus puller: second unit
Ray Meehan ... rigging gaffer
Oona Menges ... additional second assistant
Nic Milner ... camera operator: "b" camera
David Morani ... gaffer
John Palmer ... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert Palmer ... second assistant camera
Dave Ridout ... rigging gaffer
Nigel Seal ... assistant camera
Barnaby Shapiro ... second assistant camera
Howard Smith ... steadicam operator
Tony Spratling ... director of photography: second unit
Stefan Stankowski ... camera operator: second unit
Richard Terry ... assistant camera: second unit / assistant camera: stunt unit
Chyna Thomson ... first assistant camera
David Tondeur ... assistant camera
Gary Turnbull ... second camera operator
Coco Van Oppens ... gallery photography

Location Management

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Kevin De La Noy ... location manager

Music Department

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David Arch ... musician: Keyboards
Bob Badami ... music editor
Steve Bartek ... orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
J.A.C. Redford ... conductor (as Jack Redford)
Graham Walker ... music recording coordinator
Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Geoff Foster ... music recordist (uncredited)
Joel Franklin ... supervising music copyist (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brian Estabrook ... transportation

Other crew

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Margaret Adams ... production coordinator
Vic Armstrong ... horse master
Judy Britten ... publicity assistant
Nikki Clapp ... script supervisor
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Mali Elfman ... horse trainer
Gary Nixon ... assistant accountant
Nik Panic ... production assistant
Rex Peterson ... chief horse trainer
Mary Temkin ... assistant to producer
Chris Warren ... video coordinator
Bill Daly ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion in 1870s England, recalls his life from his birth through his carefree life as a colt to the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Taglines A story for all ages. A friendship for all time. Share the adventure. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Prince noir (France)
  • Un caballo llamado furia (Spain)
  • Belleza negra (Spain)
  • Η μαύρη καλλονή (Greece)
  • Черният красавец (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia So far, this remains as of 2009, Peter Davison's first, last and only theatrical film release. See more »
Goofs In some parts of the film the horse playing Ginger is clearly a gelding. Ginger is supposed to be a mare. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Easter Bunny (1996). See more »
Crazy Credits Black Beauty... Docs Keepin Time, American Quarter Horse See more »
Quotes John Manly: Kind treatment makes good horses, Joe. Bad treatment ruins them.
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